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Workshop on Adult Day Services Plus (ADS Plus) [August 14, 2018]
posted by Sau Po Centre on Ageing for HKU and Public
Event Type: Public Lecture/Forum/Seminar/Workshop/Conference/Symposium
Event Nature: Medical & Health Care

Event Details

The HKU Non-pharmacological Interventions Initiative for Dementia

Workshop on Adult Day Services Plus (ADS Plus)

The HKU Non-pharmacological Interventions Initiative (HKU Non-pharm) aims at introducing and testing evidence-informed non-pharmacological interventions to promote better living of people with health and mental health problems and their family members.

The Adult Day Services Plus (ADS Plus) is an evidence-based community support programme for family caregivers of persons with dementia. ADS Plus offers systematic caregiver support to improve strategies for better caregiving and to enhance caregivers’ wellbeing. ADS Plus was shown to reduce caregivers’ depression, enhance their efficacy for managing behavioral symptoms and reduce nursing home placement.

After this workshop, participants will understand the background and development of ADS Plus, appreciate its design, underlying principles and core components, and learn about related research evidence and recent development. Moreover, the speakers will facilitate discussion on local adaptation and implementation strategies for promoting ADS Plus in Hong Kong.

Targeted participant:
Health and social care professionals (e.g. social workers, OTs, PTs, nurses, etc.) working with people with dementia and their caregivers in community settings (DECC, NEC, adult day care center, DCSS, etc.)

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Speakers

Professor Laura N. Gitlin
Distinguished University Professor
Dean, College of Nursing and Health Professions
Drexel University

Professor Catherine V. Piersol
Professor and Chair
Department of Occupational Therapy;
Director, Jefferson Elder Care Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)

*Limited Seats. Registration Required.*

Date/Time14/08/2018 09:30-17:30
VenueFunction Room, 11/F, The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong
LanguageEnglish

Registration Instruction

Registration is open from 25/07/2018 10:00(HKT) to 13/08/2018 12:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis. The registration quota for this event is 80.

* Registration is now closed.

More registration instructions
Targeted participant:
Health and social care professionals (e.g. social workers, OTs, PTs, nurses, etc.) working with people with dementia and their caregivers in community settings (DECC, NEC, adult day care center, DCSS, etc.)

Contact Information

Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Jacky Choy by email at cpchoy@hku.hk or by phone at 3917 0079.