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Past Events

Symposium on Hong Kong and Global Response to Dementia cum
Public talk on Current Situation of Dementia Care in Hong Kong

Date: 18 February 2023 (Sat)

Time: 2:30-5:20pm 

Venue: Social Sciences Chamber, 11/F, The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU | Zoom

2:30pm-4pm (HKT) Part 1 - Symposium on Hong Kong and Global Response to Dementia (in English)

4:20-5:20pm (HKT) Part 2 - Public talk on Current Situation of Dementia Care in Hong Kong (in Cantonese)

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Online Research Seminars:
Information Tools for Dementia-friendly Chinese Communities

Date: 15th, 20th, 21st Feb 2023 

Time: 6-7pm

Location: Online via Zoom 

15 Feb - Dementia interventions in Chinese populations 

20 Feb - Drug prescription & non-pharmacological intervention use in China

21 Feb - Care and cost of dementia in Hong Kong

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Online Public Talk on Suspected Dementia 

Date: December 2021 (Sat)

Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

Location: Via Zoom 

It is estimated that there are more than 100,000 people living with dementia in Hong Kong, most of them live in the community and have not been detected or diagnosed. Since the symptoms of cognitive impairment are easily confused with normal aging, the person, family or friends may find it difficult to judge. And even if you have doubts, you may not know how to ask for help, which delays treatment and services. The talk will introduce some common help-seeking cases, and bring out the symptoms that need attention, and how different professions including hospitals, clinics and social services can cooperate to promote the help-seeking process. Our speakers will also answer the questions and confusions encountered in the process.

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Online Symposium: How Can We Achieve a Dementia friendly Society in 10 Years? 

Date & time: September 21, 2020 (Mon) 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Location: Via Zoom 

Dementia currently affects 50 million people worldwide, a number that will surge to 76 million in 10 years due to population ageing. With the significant disability, sufferings, and costs dementia inflicts on affected families and society, stakeholders around the world are looking for solutions. In this symposium, leaders in dementia policy and services development will share the latest development in seven lower- and middle-income countries, Chinese communities, and innovative approaches from a life-course perspective and cross-sectoral collaboration, to stimulate ideas on how to make our society dementia friendly in a decade.

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Seminar on Navigating Dementia Care in the Community​

Date & time: October 21, 2019 (Mon) 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Location: Auditorium, 1/F, Duke of Windsor Social Service Building,
15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Alzheimer's Disease Association (HKADA) is organizing a half day seminar "Seminar on Navigating Dementia Care in the Community" held on 21/10/2019 (Monday) at 2:30 pm in the Auditorium of Duke of Windsor Social Service Building.

Professor Henry Brodaty is a world-renowned expert in the development of dementia care. He has years of experience in engaging community care and policy enhancement for dementia. At the seminar, Professor Brodaty will share with us his views of engaging primary care physicians in dementia care and prevention. Dr David Dai, JP, Chairman of HKADA, will review the current situations of dementia care in Hong Kong, in the context of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Action Plan on Dementia. Dr Gloria Wong, Associate Professor at the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong, will discuss the role of social services in dementia care, focusing in particular the medical-social collaboration models in Hong Kong and overseas, and the local engagement with global dementia care policy development. 

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The STRiDE Approach: Building Capacity in Using Research to Inform Dementia Policy

Date & Time: June 18, 2019 (Tue) 12:30pm - 2pm

Location: Function Room 11/F, The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU, Hong Kong

The Strenghtening Responses to Dementia in developing countries project (STRiDE) is a 4-year multinational academic project implementing in 7 developing countries, including Brazil, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico and South Africa. It aims to build capacity in research to support the development, implementation and evaluation of national strategies to deliver appropriate, equitable, effective and affordable dementia care. Ms. Comas-Herrera will provide an overview of the STRiDE approach, share her experience in leading a multinational research project, and describe the key project outputs for improving dementia care.

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