Service Development Milestones

1995

The Hong Kong Alzheimer’s Disease Association was established in the form of a self-help group, providing services to members

1996

Recognized by Alzheimer’s Disease International as the only member in Hong Kong

2001

The first day centre for people living with dementia was established at Wang Cho House, Wang Tau Hom Estate

2004

The Head Office and day centre were moved to Ground Floor, Wang Yip House, Wang Tau Estate, the day centre was formally named as Brain Health Centre with capacity expanded

2006

With support from the Community Chest, early detection service was started at the Brain Health Centre

2007

Jean Wei Centre at Wanchai was established

2011

Taking reference of the Confucian’s 6 Arts, designed a multiple intelligence cognitive stimulation model and put to practice in our cognitive training and activities; based on the model, an iPad App on Six Arts® cognitive stimulation was developed

2012

Chinese name of the Hong Kong Alzheimer’s Disease Association was renamed as to reduce stigma to people living with dementia

2013

Tseung Kwan O Integrated Service Centre and Tsuen Wan Gene Hwa Lee Centre were established

Successfully applied trade mark registration for the Chinese name of “6 Arts”

2014

Institute of Alzheimer’s Education was formally established to address the pressing needs of community-wide capacity building, to promote quality of dementia care and to build a dementia-friendly community.

“16th Asia Pacific Regional Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International” was jointly organized with Alzheimer’s Disease International

2015

Commissioned by Social Welfare Bureau of the Macao SAR as consultant to provide advices to their dementia policy and service development

Renovation of premises at Wang Tau Hom Estate after 15 years of utilization

2016

A district-based shared-care model for dementia care – “Project Sunrise” was piloted at Tsuen Wan

Collaborated with Hong Kong Medical Association to equip and facilitate involvement of General Physicians in the community

2017

Project e+ : Dementia Community Support Service was launched at Kwai Tsing District

6 Arts Learning Network was established to share the cognitive stimulation model with other elderly service units

Joining dementia awareness global movement, Dementia Friends

2018

Collaborated with HSBC on implementing dementia-friendly initiatives and it became the first dementia-friendly bank in Hong Kong

2019/20

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, under the restriction of various epidemic prevention measures, various online
platforms have been developed to maintain support for people living with dementia and their caregivers and educational activities