Co-founded by a group of nursing home managers in 2009, Hogeway is operated as a "nursing home" within the Dutch governmental system. However, rather than being a building or a compound, this "nursing home" is an entire 4-acre neighbourhood with residential buildings and other facilities for everyday life such as supermarket, restaurant and hair salon.
The child-like robot dolls can conduct a range of basic conversations. These talking dolls could be used by older persons who live alone and may help delay mental decline.
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. 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.
On World Alzheimer’s Day 2013, the Japanese Alzheimer's Association “enlightened” the general public by lightning up Kyoto Tower in orange, while distributing educational leaflets and conducting educational lectures on dementia across the country.
The JCCPA provides consultancy services for organizations that wish to uplift overall care standards and effectiveness for persons with dementia and mild cognitive impairements. 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.
From 2012 to 2013, information sessions were held at public locations such as local libraries, for the general public to increase their knowledge and awareness about dementia.
In 2014, training courses were provided for local and foreign domestic helpers 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.
In 2014, training courses for health professionals (e.g. doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social workers, health workers) were provided, 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.