– Day 1 15:45 – 17:15 Smart- Ageing Innovation Lab 2 (L2)
Prof Eef HOGERVORST
Eef HOGERVORST 博士
Director, Dementia Research, Loughborough University
Homes for older people using a lifespan approach
Around the world, the number of people with high dependency needs, including dementia, will grow exponentially in the next decades. We help older people stay in their own homes for longer. Our dementia home has energy efficiency features, focusing on thermal comfort and light, which are important for older people’s wellbeing, and safety features including falls risk reduction. Special-needs adaptations allow wheelchair access everywhere. Dementia persona were developed and validated to help guide designers and architects. Home-based technology helps people maintain psychosocial and physical activities, which reduce development of physical frailty and dementia.
在未來數十年，世界各地有高度依賴需要，包括認知障礙症患者的人數將會倍增 。我們幫助老年人儘可能安居家中。 我們的「認知障礙者之家」具備能源效益的設施，著重溫暖舒適和適當照明，這對老人的安康尤為重要。各項安全措施包括減輕跌倒的風險。而配合特殊需要，讓輪椅可在各處自由進出。設計和驗證認知障礙症患者獨特需要，作為設計師和建築師的指引。以家為本的技術幫助長者保持社交和體能活動，可緩和身體虛弱和認知障礙。
Professor Eef Hogervorst is Director of Dementia Research at Loughborough University in England. She specialised in diagnostics, risk/protective factors, and lifestyle treatments including design modifications for dementia. She has written over 200 peer-reviewed publications and obtained over £9M with collaborators.
Ms Thelma KAY
Former Chief, Social Development Division,
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Ms Thelma KAY
聯合國 亞洲及太平洋 經濟及社會發展委員會 社會發展部前任主管
Physical and Mental Health
One of the most important aspects of active ageing is health, both physical and mental. Many countries are experiencing demographic transition with population ageing as well as epidemiological transition from communicable to non-communicable diseases. Trends and implications of these transitions will be examined. Mental health is becoming increasing recognized and prevalent, especially with changing lifestyles and also with increasing numbers of older persons and the older-old. Key issues will include stress and depression, Alzheimer’s Disease, and other aspects of diminished cognitive function. Measures to address mental and physical health challenges, drawn from Singapore and other countries will be presented.
Thelma Kay is the former Chief of the Social Development Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and also the former Senior Advisor on Ageing Issues, Ministry of Social and Family Development, Singapore. She serves as advisor and consultant to governments and international organizations and was on the boards of entities of UNESCO and Asian Institute of Technology.
Thelma Kay 是聯合國亞洲及太平洋經濟及社會發展委員會社會發展部前任主管，也是新加坡社會及家庭發展部老齡問題前任資深顧問。她擔任多個政府和國際機構的顧問和諮詢，和聯合國教育科學及文化組織及亞洲理工學院擔任董事。
Dr Christy NISHITA
Christy Nishita 博士
Researcher, University of Hawai’i
More Aloha: Improving Dementia Care and Services in Hawai’i
The Hawai’i Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative is improving dementia care and services, as well as strengthening the resilience of families. Hawai’i “Memory Care Navigators” help individuals with dementia and families to navigate the long-term care system and access needed community services. Navigators are trained to provide culturally tailored care to the state’s ethnically diverse communities. Statewide efforts are underway to create dementia-friendly communities, through the Dementia Friends program and other community engagement efforts. This presentation will highlight Hawai’i’s efforts to improve person-centered, interdisciplinary care and to create dementia-friendly Communities.
Christy Nishita, Ph.D. is a Researcher at the University of Hawai’i Center on Aging. She received her Ph.D. in Gerontology from the University of Southern California. Her focus is on improving community-based long-term care, with publications on aging in place, nursing home transitions, intergenerational programming, and health promotion. She is the consultant for the Age-Friendly Honolulu Initiative and Principal Investigator for the Hawaii Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative.
Prof John TAM
Adjunct Professor, Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
香港理工大學 應用生物及化學科技學系 客座教授
Life-long vaccination – an important strategy for active ageing
According to the WHO, vaccination is the most effective medical intervention against infectious diseases. To practice active ageing, it is necessary to avoid vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccines are available to prevent cancers caused by infections, including liver cancer (caused by hepatitis B) and genital cancers (caused by HPV). Infections, such as influenza and pneumonia, lead to hospitalizations, but these are preventable by vaccines. A new vaccine against herpes zoster has been introduced with over 90% efficacy. Therefore, to ensure healthy ageing it is necessary to be aware of preventive measures such as vaccination at appropriate times in our life.
終生接種疫苗 – 積極老齡化的重要策略
Professor John Tam is an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Pediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Director & Chair of the Asia-Pacific Alliance for the Control of Influenza.
Dr. Elsie YAN
Associate Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Dr Elsie Yan is an Associate Professor at the Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her research centers around domestic violence with a focus on elder abuse. She has also conducted research on dementia care, elder sexuality, crime victimization and crime fear, etc.