Workshop on Tailored Activity Program (TAP) [August 11, 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
The HKU Non-pharmacological Interventions Initiative for Dementia
Workshop on Tailored Activity Program (TAP)
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 Tailored Activity Program (TAP) is a structured home-based nonpharmacological intervention to reduce behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), lower caregiving burden, and improve quality of life of people with dementia and their caregivers. The interventionists identify interests and capabilities of individuals with dementia, develops activities tailored to individual profiles, and train family caregivers in using activities as part of their daily care routines, including how to set up the environment, introduce and supervise activities, and communicate and cue effectively. TAP was shown to reduce BPSD, increase activity engagement of people with dementia, enhance caregivers’ sense of confidence using activities in daily routines, and reduce the time required in daily oversight or vigilance.
After this workshop, participants will understand the background, principles and design of TAP and hear about local pilot application. The speakers will facilitate discussion on local adaptions and implementation strategies for promoting TAP in Hong Kong.
Health and social care professionals (e.g. social workers, OTs, PTs, and nurses) working with people with dementia and their families in community settings (e.g. NEC, DECC, adult daycare center, etc.).
Professor Laura N. Gitlin
Distinguished University Professor
Dean, College of Nursing and Health Professions
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.*
|Venue||Function Room, 11/F, The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong|
Registration is open from 25/07/2018 09:00(HKT) to 10/08/2018 12:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis. The registration quota for this event is 80.
* Registration is now closed.
Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Jacky Choy by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 3917 0079.