Dementia care in Taiwan and Hong Kong


Flinders Caring Futures Institute researcher Professor Lily Xiao successfully hosted a fifth webinar on 3rd March 2022, inviting General Secretary LiYu Tang from Taiwan Alzheimer’s Disease Association to discuss dementia care policies and practices in Taiwan.

General Secretary Tang discussed the Taiwan Dementia plan 2.0, which launched in December 2017. The plan aims to create a dementia friendly country by 2025. Strategies to achieve this include recognising dementia as a public health priority, raising awareness, reducing modifiable risk factors, providing diagnosis and treatment, supporting family carers, building a national monitoring system and promoting research and innovation. Already 100 Integrated Dementia Care Centres and 500 Support Centres for People with Dementia and their families have been established.

Most of the audience was from greater China, with many health professional university students showing a great interest in dementia care in Taiwan. General Secretary Tang had the opportunity to interact with the audience after the presentation, answering questions about her organisation.

Professor Lily Xiao

Upcoming event

Prof. Timothy Kwok of the Department of Medicine & Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, will present a webinar on the topic of dementia care policies and practices in Hong Kong, as part of the iSupport for Dementia project led by Caring Futures Institute researcher Professor Lily Xiao.

Prof. Kwok is the honorary consultant geriatrician of the Hospital Authority. Besides, he is the director of Jockey Club Centre for Osteoporosis Care and Control (JOCOC) and deputy director of CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing. Prof. Kwok has been the director of the Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing (JCCPA) since 2004. He established JCCPA into a comprehensive care centre in dementia based on person-centred care, which has played a leading role in dementia service, training and research in Hong Kong. In recent years, Prof. Kwok is dedicated to enhancing public awareness of dementia to develop Hong Kong into a dementia-friendly city. Prof. Kwok has published over 200 research papers in international journals through evidence-based research. Research topics currently underway include: the preventive strategies of dementia, bone fracture risk prediction, the frailty of older adults, restraints reduction and patient autonomy act. The book “Growing Old Gracefully”, dictated by Prof. Kwok, was published in 2019 and he has shared his experience and views on how to establish a dementia-friendly hospital and holistic strategies for active ageing.

The event will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, 13th April.

11am Beijing, 12.30pm Adelaide and 1pm Sydney time.

Zoom: (meeting id: 867 6697 3346)


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