Early Detection Service
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Characteristics of Service
Pleasant and Relaxing Environment
Providing a pleasant and relaxing environment where people can undergo assessment free from stress and anxiety.
Comprehensive assessments to speed up the diagnostic process
The comprehensive neuro-psychological assessments will be carried out by Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker. A range of tools that are internationally recognized and fit local use will be applied, include assessment for cognitive function, mood, physical functioning, self-care ability and other symptoms of dementia. The detailed assessment report will be given to the patients or their family members, which is useful and important to present essential problems and symptoms to doctors. It can also avoid repeated assessments in hospital and speed up the diagnostic process.
Hong Kong Alzheimer’s Disease Association accept Health Care Voucher for the payment for Early Detection service. Please inform our staff during registration if you would like to use Health Care Voucher.
Please visit the HSVS website to know more about the restrictions in using Health Care Vouchers: https://www.hcv.gov.hk/en/hcvs/about_restrictions.html
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Patients Delay seeking Consultation for as Long as 60 Months and Miss the Chance to be Treated Effectively
Study found that:
More than 85 percent of those who came for assessment were found to have varying degrees of cognitive dysfunction, of which, over half had obvious Alzheimer’s symptoms.
The average interval between showing Alzheimer’s symptoms and undergoing the “Early Detection Service” was 15 months and the longest interval was 60 months.
The Association referred patients with early signs of cognitive dysfunction or suspected Alzheimer’s cases for further assessment. Among 134 referrals:
- 88% of them were diagnosed with varying degrees of cognitive dysfunction
- 68%of them were confirmed to have Alzheimer’s disease