Registered occupational therapists and social workers provide a series of neuropsychological tests to people with deteriorating memory and cognitive ability. This early detection service is established to screen elders in community who are at risk of dementia or mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in order to raise public awareness towards dementia and brain health.
Offered since 2003, the scope of the service includes direct treatment such as comprehensive insomnia assessment, case work counselling, therapeutic groups and support groups. Older persons aged 60 or above with insomnia are welcome to use this service. Public education such as talks and "Train the trainers" programmes are also organized.
Brain Gym aims to improve the brain health of older persons. The website comprises all of the information about brain health, including basic physiology and functions of brain, tips for a healthy brain, recipes for brain-healthy food, latest news about brain fitness and brain disease, Online Brain Test and Online Brain Training System. All elderlies are free to browse the Brain Gym website anytime. (http://www.loveyourbrain.org.hk/index.php)
The liaison committee is set to exchange opinions, information and best practices on preventing and spotting dementia patients wandering on the street. Advocacy activities are also held by the Committee. District Offices, Police Stations, Fire Stations, Medical Institutions and related regional organizations form the Liaison Committee. Older persons may contribute inputs to this committee.
It is a free telephone hotline where dementia patients, their families or other interested persons can call. Information, support, and referral services to nursing care and medical institutions will be provided. This hotline operates every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (10am-2pm).
To prevent the abuse of elderly, there are 18 discussion counters set up within Yokohama City where any elderly can come and talk to.
The project aimed to establish a database of eldelry single households in Gyeonggi province as of March 2013. Along with creating the database, the provincial government conduted home-visits 2-3 times a week to provide help with house chores (e.g., shopping) and other admin work for single older persons. In addition, it had "red bike project" which mandated postal workers to monitor and check single elderly households, and "Carnation House" where elders living alone could come and cook or sleep together with other solitary elders.