Flinders Caring Futures Institute researcher Professor Lily Xiao successfully hosted a fourth webinar on 13th December, 2021, inviting Associate Professor Jing Wang from Xi’an Jiaotong University to discuss her recent study on dementia care in rural China.
Dr Jing Wang discussed the current state of dementia care in rural China, having interviewed 14 family caregivers of people with dementia living in rural settings and 13 village doctors working in village clinics. Dr Wang and her team found that family carers experienced very high psychological stress due to lack of knowledge and skills in managing dementia related symptoms and complications, with education and training programs not accessible for them, and formal dementia care services virtually non-existent. They suggested dementia care services that were suitable for families in rural settings. Those interviewed expressed enthusiasm about resources available to them through the iSupport for Dementia program.
Most of the audience was from greater China, with many health professional university students showing a great interest in dementia care in rural China. Dr Wang had the opportunity to interact with the audience after the presentation, answering questions about her study.
General Secretary LiYu Tang of the Taiwan Alzheimer’s Disease Association will present a webinar on the topic of dementia care policies and practices in Taiwan, as part of the iSupport for Dementia project led by Caring Futures Institute researcher Professor Lily Xiao.
The event will be held via Zoom on Thursday, 3 March.
General Secretary LiYu Tang leads the Taiwan Alzheimer’s Disease Association. She is also a member of the Long Term Care Committee of Executive Yuan of Taiwan, a member of the Long Term Care Committee of Taipei City Government, a member of the Long Term Care Committee of Taichung City Government, a member of the Long Term Care Committee of Taoyuan City Government, a member of the Long Term Care Committee of Chiayi City Government and a board member of the Taiwan Family Caregiver Association. She was a full member of the World Dementia Council from 2016-2021. LiYu was awarded a Master of Science in Psychiatric Nursing from the National Taiwan University. LiYu has published 10 research articles in the past 5 years. Her more recent publications focus on the dementia friendliness of communities, dementia and other co-morbidities, and the quality of life of older persons in Taiwan with cognitive disfunction.
The event will be held at 11am Beijing/Taiwan, 1.30pm Adelaide, 2pm Sydney time.
The webinar can be accessed through this Zoom link. Meeting ID: 851 5840 5012