The Camp, organized annually, provides an opportunity for dementia patients and their families to strengthen their relationship. Professional therapists and psychologists are also invited to the camp to oberserve and give feedbacks to the families about their behaviour.
This club provides games and outdoor activities to dementia patients so that they can build a social network. Also, it is a platform for carers and families of the patients to support each other and release stress.
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.
Since many caregivers tend to care for their loved ones at home or other community-based settings without training or resources to gain necessary knowledge and skills, the Caritas Russia organized the network of self-help groups for these caregivers to be trained by nurses. In 2009, a total of 487 people attended the courses for nursing care in the home, composed of 60% of housekeepers, 20% nurses, and 20% non-medical caregivers. The caregiving information was also produced as a brochure.
The "Spring Shoots Programme" promoted volunteering for elderly care in Beijing, implemented in 2010. It was also a management capacity-building programme for volunteers, as it included training for volunteer project managers and volunteer leaders, plus a component of tailor-made coaching and small grant support for three selected "Volunteerism for Development" model projects.