Dementia

Red Cross Hiroo

A complex of elderly care facilities has opened in the Hiroo district of Tokyo in April 2012. The complex consists of a special care nursing home, a rehabilitation institution, a group home for people suffering from dementia, and a rehabilitation facility for people with physical disabilities. Working in collaboration with the Japanese Red Cross Medical Centre and the Japanese Red Cross College of Nursing, the complex aims to be a model of a new urban comprehensive medical and welfare service facility offering all kinds of health care and nursing services.

Palliative Care for Advanced Dementia Patients (中大建议以舒缓性手法护理末期脑退化症患者的吞咽困难)

In feeding advanced dementia patients, The Chinese University of Hong Kong proposes using the palliative care approach, such as hand feeding, instead of the common tube feeding in order to reduce the suffering of older persons with swallowing problems.

Mobile Truck for Dementia Patients (「賽馬會高錕腦伴同行」流動車)

This is the first mobile truck for dementia patients in Hong Kong, to reach out for dementia patients. Operating since 2013, the truck is equipped with an activity room where consultations and cognitive trainings for patients can be carried out. The service is provided free of charge. The truck will travel to districts with a large elderly population and with inadequate support services for dementia patients. It will cooperate with local community organizations to promote the service.

The Hong Kong Coalition of Dementia Carers (第一屆全港失智症照顧者論壇)

The Coalition is a voluntary association initiated in 2007 by carers and families of dementia patients. It is a platform for the carers of dementia patients to interact with and support one another. It also promotes community education to raise public awareness on dementia patients. Advocacy and lobbying activities to the government on improving policies for dementia patients are also conducted.

Carers' Meeting (家屬月會)

Dementia patient carers and family members are eligible to particpate in this meeting. A gathering over tea is held in a comfortable environment and relaxing atmosphere. Experienced carers share experience and provide support to fresh carers, and friendship and informal support network gradually develop among them.

 

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