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|Authors:||Leung, Kin Ling Natalie (梁健菱)|
Lai, Kam-yuk Claudia (賴錦玉)
|Publisher:||中华护理学会 = Chinese Nursing Association|
|Source:||中华护理杂志 = Chinese journal of nursing, 2010, v.45, no. 12, p. 1113-1115.|
Objective This paper examines the problems and resources allocation on dementia care services in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR).
Method The Kyoto Declaration, spearheaded by Alzheimer’s Disease International, specified the minimum action that should be taken in the care of patients with dementia in different regions with different levels of resources. We compare the present resources allocated to dementia care in Hong Kong SAR with the minimum action policy stated by the Kyoto Declaration. We also compare the support for patients with dementia and their caregivers in Hong Kong SAR with that available in other developed countries and cities.
Result The present services for dementia care in Hong Kong SAR are in the development stage. The Government should take note of the increasing number of elderly people that may develop dementia, and implement health and welfare policy addressing these needs.
Conclusion Comprehensive planning and coordinated services, as well as collaboration among different healthcare professions, will be the key to the betterment of services for people with dementia and their families.
|Rights:||© 2010 中国学术期刊电子杂志出版社。本内容的使用仅限于教育、科研之目的。|
© 2010 China Academic Journal Electronic Publishing House. It is to be used strictly for educational and research purposes.
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