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Physical and Mental Health 身心健康

– Day 1 15:45 – 17:15 Smart- Ageing Innovation Lab 2 (L2)

Speakers

Prof Eef HOGERVORST
Eef HOGERVORST 博士

Director, Dementia Research, Loughborough University
拉夫堡大學認知障礙症研究主任

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.

有生之年的長者居所

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。

 

Bio

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.

Eef Hogervorst教授是英國拉夫堡大學認知障礙症研究主任。她專門從事診斷,風險/保護因素和生活方式治療,包括認知障礙症的緩和設計。她撰寫了超過200篇同行評審的刊物,並與合作者取得了超過900萬英鎊的資助。

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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.

身體和精神健康

「積極活齡」其中最關鍵的方面就是身體和精神健康。很多國家正經歷人口老化,以及流行病由傳染性轉移至非非傳性疾病。這些轉變的趨勢和影響將進行探討。大眾對精神健康的關注日益普遍,特別是隨著生活方式的改變和老年人與垂暮老年人的人數日益增多。主要產生的問題包括有壓力和抑鬱症、阿爾茨海默氏症和其他認知功能退化等。今次演講將介紹來自新加坡和其他國家於對應身體和精神健康挑戰的措施。

 

Bio

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。

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Dr Christy NISHITA

Christy Nishita 博士

Researcher, University of Hawai’i

夏威夷大學研究員

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.

更多Aloha:改善夏威夷認知障礙症的護理和服務

夏威夷阿滋海默症計劃致力改善認知障礙症的護理和服務,同時亦加強受影響家庭的適應力。夏威夷組織「記憶護理導航員」,協助認知障礙症患者和家庭,尋找長期護理系統和取得所需的社區服務。這些導航員都曾接受培訓,為多元種族社區提供配合其文化習慣的護理服務。全州更不斷努力,透過「認知障礙症朋友計畫」和其他社區參與活動,建立友善認知障礙症的社區。今次演講將重點介紹夏威夷推動的以人為本、跨界別友善的護理服務,和創建認知障礙症友善社區的努力。

 

Bio

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.

Christy Nishita博士是夏威夷大學老年中心的研究員。她於南加州大學取得老年學博士學位。她主力研究如何改善以社區為本的長期護理,並發表多份有關老有所屬、護理院變革、跨代計劃和促進健康推廣的文章。她也是「檀香山年齡友善計劃」的顧問以及「認知障礙症計劃」的首席研究員。

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Prof John TAM

Adjunct Professor, Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

談兆麟 教授

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

根據世界衛生組織,接種疫苗是對傳染病最有效的醫療干預手段。為了實踐積極老年,避免一些疫苗可預防的疾病是十分重要的。疫苗接種已經可以用作預防肝癌(由乙班肝炎引發)和子宮頸癌(由HPV病毒引發)。傳染病例如流行性感冒和肺炎引致需要住院,但這些疾病透過疫苗接種,是可以預防的。一種新的針對帶狀皰疹的疫苗已研製成功,其效力超過90%。因此,為了確保健康的老齡化, 我們有必要注意預防措施,例如在一生中適當的時候接種疫苗。

 

Bio

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.

談兆麟教授現任香港理工大學應用生物及化學科技學系客座教授及香港中文大學兒科學系客座教授, 亦是現亞太區流感控制聯盟(APACI)董事兼主席。

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Moderator

Dr. Elsie YAN
Associate Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

甄秋慧 博士

香港理工大學 副教授

 

Bio

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.

甄秋慧博士於香港理工大學應用社會科學學系擔任副教授一職。甄博士的研究主要圍繞家庭暴力,尤其針對虐老。她的研究領域涵蓋了失智病人照護,老年性行為,犯罪行為的被害人和犯罪行為的受害恐懼等。

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