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Person-Centred Care for Older Adults with Dementia in BC and Hong Kong

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Simon Fraser University Vancouver

Segal Centre (1400-1430)—515 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

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This conference brings together a group of experts from BC and Hong Kong on issues of person-centred care for older adults with dementia.

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Co-Sponsors:

  1. Department of Gerontology, Simon Fraser University
  2. Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  3. Office of the Vice-President, Research, Simon Fraser University
  4. David Lam Centre for International Communication, Simon Fraser University

Price includes lunch and snacks.

Background

Canada and Hong Kong are witnessing rapidly aging populations. In Hong Kong, the proportion aged 65 or older increased from 12 % of the population in 2006 to a new high of 16 % in 2016. Currently, older people is 16.9 % of Canada’s population and expected to rise to 23-25 % by 2031. There are challenges for planning and delivery of adequate and appropriate levels care and services for older adults in the continuum, i.e. home care, residential, long-term care, acute care. Dementia is one of the most common health conditions in Canadian nursing homes, with three in five residents having the diagnosis in their health record. Older people represent near half of emergency hospital visits, and many of patients in acute care beds have dementia. Care for older people with dementia have been identified as challenging across care settings wherein routines often take priority over the needs as the needs of the older people. Person Centered Care approach has been espoused as the desired dementia care philosophy as it considers people’s desires, values, family situations, social circumstances and lifestyles; seeing the person as an individual and working together to develop appropriate solution. However, challenges remain in implementation of such care approach, including lack of appropriate policies and commitment to resources, organizational and regulatory barriers, inadequate training and education of staff, entrenched professional and caregiving practices resistant to culture change, etc. Additionally, the high concentration of Chinese-Canadian older adults (from mainland China and Hong Kong) in Vancouver Metro, the regional health authorities recognize the need for planning and providing culturally sensitive care and support services.

This Symposium will bring together a group of researchers, healthcare providers and policymakers from British Columbia and Hong Kong to highlight salient empirical research evidence and current key issues and challenges in implementing person-centred dementia care in residential and acute care settings in these two regions. A critical and comparative look at the latest research, innovative person-centred care practices, organizational policies, staffing models and resident/patient outcomes in BC and Hong Kong would provide a useful platform for cross-national and cross-cultural exchange, learning and adaptations.

Objectives:

1) Provide a cross-national and cross-cultural knowledge dissemination platform for Canadian and Hong Kong elder care providers and researchers to synthesize and showcase knowledge useful to advance the policy, program and practice of more effective dementia care (e.g., best practice and innovative approaches to enact person-centred care).

2) Facilitate intellectual and experiential exchanges, validation, and uptake of research evidence and practice knowledge among healthcare practitioners, researchers and policymakers in British Columbia and Hong Kong in the area of dementia care.

3) Generate prioritized research directions and strategies relevant to inform future development of dementia care, foster research and practice integration, and create opportunities for collaborative research projects involving researchers and practitioners from organizations in British Columbia and Hong Kong.

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Simon Fraser University Vancouver

Segal Centre (1400-1430)—515 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

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