The "I CAN! I WILL!" library was launched in September 2011 as a place for people with dementia, carers and others within the dementia field to share their ideas for raising awareness and reducing stigma.
It is an education programme for several different groups to improve their awareness of dementia and dementia care. Training for health professionals was offered to memory specialists, general practitioners, case managers, and community health doctors. By 2014, almost 700 memory specialists, 1,000 physicians and 200 nurses received the training. Educational programme for the general public included a national campaign co-sponsored by China Central Television (CCTV) and education for journalists.
The online training course is designed for professional care workers and family carers of persons with dementia. It was developed by Alzheimer’s Disease Chinese (ADC) in collaboration with Peking University Institute of Mental Health and China Alzheimer’s Project. There are 5 modules for the "Dementia: Basics course" and 10 modules for the "Dementia: Advanced course". Access to these 15-modules is available at http://921abc.com/do/item/ at any time, for a fee.
The JCCPA provides consultancy services for organizations that wish to uplift overall care standards and effectiveness for persons with dementia and mild cognitive impairments. The consultancy service covers: planning and management of projects and services for older persons, providing training on dementia, and designing buildings for persons with dementia.
The centre holds regular public information and training sessions to increase their knowledge and awareness about dementia of the general public.
Regular courses are being provided for local and foreign domestic workers in order to strengthen their basic care skills for persons with dementia. Courses were conducted in Cantonese and/or English, and handouts were prepared in Chinese, English and Bahasa Indonesia.
The centre conducts regular training courses for health professionals (e.g. doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social workers, health workers) with the following characteristics: 1) Practical curriculum combining theory, experience and research findings on dementia; and 2) Focus on improving participants' care skills and quality of service.
September 21 is the "World Alzheimer's Action Day", and so Musashino City municipal government proclaimed September as "The Month to Learn about Dementia" for the City. There are educational campaigns, public talks, counselling, etc, are organized each year.
The City offers a regular seminar on dementia, with a view to making their community dementia-friendly. Recognizing the fact that 1 in 10 older persons (65 years and above) living in Musashino City is affected by the disease, this free, public education programme provides basic knowledge and practical tips for comminicating and living with persons affected by dementia. Anyone living in Musashino City is welcome, and upon completion they are given an orange wrist band of "community dementia supporter".
Home visits are provided by professional dentists to older persons with dementia or who are bedridden. (The visit and consultation is free, but if the older person needs a dental treatment, it will incur a fee.)