Dementia care in Hong Kong and Macao


Flinders Caring Futures Institute researcher, Professor Lily Xiao, successfully hosted a sixth webinar on 13th April 2022, inviting Professor Timothy Kwok from the Chinese University of Hong Kong to discuss dementia care policies and practices in Hong Kong.

Professor Kwok discussed the public and private care options for older people living with dementia in Hong Kong. He argued the current health and social care systems in Hong Kong are not prepared for the rising number of older people with dementia, adding the burden of dementia care is mostly felt by families. Empowerment of families who have the resources to care by providing information, professional guidance, respite and rehabilitative services helps to delay nursing home placement. The Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing is supporting the transition to excellence in dementia care by providing residential and day care services as well as building capacity through training courses for formal and informal caregivers.

Most of the audience was from greater China, with many health professional university students showing a great interest in dementia care in Hong Kong.

Professor Lily Xiao

Upcoming event

Prof. Mingxia Zhu of the Wu Nursing College of Macau will present a webinar on the topic of dementia care policies and practices in Macao, as part of the iSupport for Dementia project led by Caring Futures Institute researcher Professor Lily Xiao.

Professor Mingxia Zhu is a nursing educator, leader of the Master of Nursing program, and a master supervisor at Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau.

The event will be held via Zoom on Monday, 16th May.

She plays a leading role in gerontological nursing education. She is dedicated to the application of traditional Chinese culture to benevolence and caring, life care, end-of-life care, and life-and-death education. She was a member of the Macao Special Administrative Region’s Commission on Elderly Affairs. Since 2012, she has been promoting public education on life and death and related research in Macao. In 2015, she edited and published a book on life and death entitled “Life is Like a Song”. She is the chief investigator of the Chinese iSupport program in Macao.

The event will be held at 10am Beijing, 11.30am Adelaide and 12pm Sydney time.

Zoom: (meeting id: 899 5681 7120)
To participate in the online seminar, you need to download and install the Zoom application in your device. For Android systems, the application can be downloaded from Zoom after you open the link with your browser. Recording available afterwards if event reaches capacity. Please contact project leader, Professor Lily Xiao ( for recorded webinar.


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