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Subject Talk on Elderly Health : Stay Smart – Brain Health and You (Feb - Mar 2017)

Subject Talk on Elderly Health : Stay Smart – Brain Health and You (Feb - Mar 2017)

The subject talks aim to arouse the public awareness towards elderly health, the self-care ability of the elderly, and to enhance the quality of caregiving.

Past Activities

Practical Tips for Cognitive Fitness
Date: 2017/3/4 (Saturday)
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Tsing Yi Public Library (Extension Activities Room)
Description: A registered occupational therapist from the Elderly Health Service, Department of Health will introduce some techniques in daily life to enhance your memory and help you fight against memory decline.

Through this seminar, you will know how leisure activities based on the “Six Arts” of Chinese culture, the use of assistive devices in daily living, and the application of compensatory memory strategies can all improve your cognitive fitness. Interactive activities will be included so that you can master these skills easily and apply them to your daily life.
Understanding about Dementia
Date: 2017/2/25 (Saturday)
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Po On Road Public Library (Extension Activities Room)
Description: What is dementia? Does ginkgo biloba or mahjong help in preventing it? Will I get dementia once I get old enough?

This seminar will be conducted by a registered nurse from the Elderly Health Service, Department of Health. Early warning signs of dementia will be introduced. The manifestations of the disease at different stages, the preventive strategies, the diagnostic procedures, and the channels for seeking appropriate medical advice will also be covered.
Building Cognitive Reserve from a Psychological Perspective
Date: 2017/2/19 (Sunday)
Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Shek Tong Tsui Public Library (Extension Activities Room)
Description: The prevalence of dementia in Hong Kong is increasing along with the ageing population. Many people are concerned about the disease and worried whether they or their family members will develop the disease later in life. Is memory decline the same as dementia?

In this seminar, a clinical psychologist of the Elderly Health Service, Department of Health will introduce the symptoms of dementia; explain its difference from the physiological memory decline in late life, as well as factors affecting memory. Moreover, self-help skills to facilitate adjustment and to improve memory will be illustrated. Through the talk, you will learn how to adopt proactive strategies for building up “cognitive reserve” and to delay cognitive decline.