Cognitive Wellbeing for All Cultures

 

Objective:

Cognitive Wellbeing for All Cultures (CWAC) is a project jointed initiated by Sau Po Centre on Ageing, Department of Social Work & Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong (HKU), and the Hong Kong Alzheimer’s Disease Association. It aims to examine and explain social determinants of cognitive well-being, focusing on cultural diversity and life-span perspective. By taking a life course approach on examining mechanisms of social determinants of cognitive wellbeing, the project will be the first to explain cultural diversity and adaption to cognitive well-being in the Chinese and other ethnic contexts.

Expected Impacts:

  • Midlife intervention in prevention of dementia at old age
  • Recognition of early symptoms of dementia in the family 
  • Community support and early diagnosis and intervention
  • Cognitive Stimulation appropriate that adapts to different culture
  • Dementia friendly community embracing diversity for people with diversified background 

Team Members: 

Dr. Lou W.Q. Vivian Director,
Sau Po Centre on Ageing, HKU
Dr. Wong H.Y. Gloria Assistant Professor,
Department of Social Work & Social Administration, HKU
Professor Lum Y.S. Terry Head and Professor,
Department of Social Work & Social Administration, HKU
Dr. Dai L.K. David Chairman,
Hong Kong Alzheimer’s Disease Association