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.
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".
In order to promote participatory community building and to improve the life satisfaction of the residents, the Adachi local government organizes a series of seminars for working-age adults as well as retirees to increase their involvement in the life of the local community. Seminars include how to start a small business, and how to make an age-friendly community, among others. Older persons are both active participants and beneficiaries of this community-building project.
The China Alzheimer's Project was launched in 2009 by the China Contemporary TCM Institute (an NGO under the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine). Its mission is to raise public awareness on prevention, care, and knowledge of Alzheimer's disease and to reduce the incidence of such disease. To do so, the organization has carried out various activities such as education, research, and advocacy. It also established cooperation with the Nursing School of Peking University Medical Center in 2010 to jointly develop education and training programs.
In 2014, training courses were provided for family caregivers of dementia to strengthen their knowledge and skills in dementia care, and to respond to the carers' other needs and difficulties.
In order to promote a vibrant ageing society, JAMA has developed, since 2004, an educational programme for older drivers' safety in Japan. Developed with experts in neurology, transport psychology and sociology, the programme is designed to improve the learner's alertness, brain functions and ability to drive safely. The training materials are available for free on the website, and they are to be used in a group learning with a facilitator.
Persons with mild cognitive impairment and early stage of dementia can benefit from memory class, offered by registered occupational therapists and social workers who design customized activities to improve the brain function (such as memory, attention, problem solving, arithmetic, logical reasoning and language abilities).