The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
May 2014 – August 2016 (Phase 1)
Jan 2018 – June 2019 (Phase 2)
Elders with early dementia, their family members, staff of partner NGOs (Phase 1)
Elders with early dementia, their family members, staff of partner NGOs and volunteers (Phase 2)
14 elderly service units located in Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories ((Phase 1)
5 NGOs located in Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories ((Phase 2)
Music and movement can improve the quality of life of seniors with dementia, especially their communication with family members.
This project developed a culturally-appropriate music-with-movement protocol (the Protocol) for Hong Kong. Age-specific music and songs familiar to the elders are selected and tailored with movement to make an activity package that can be used by elder-and-caregiver pairs at home.
At the project’s end, the Protocol was developed, and an e-Book published.
It aims to promote the adoption of the music-with-movement Protocol with a sustainable approach in NGOs and families with elders with early dementia by:
There will be quantitative assessments to measure the clinical effectiveness of the intervention, and focus group interviews with participating staff, volunteers and caregivers. Measurements of anxiety, depression in dementia and attitudes toward caregiving and dementia will be included.