Dementia Hand in Hand

Dementia Hand in Hand

Partnering Organization

Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service (BOKSS)
(co-funded with Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation and Shih Wing Ching Foundation)

Project Period

July 2021 to June 2024

Target Group

Elders with early dementia, frail elders, their carers and the community of Cho Yiu Estate and Lai Yiu Estate


Cho Yiu Estate and Lai Yiu Estate,
Kwai Chung

Cho Yiu Estate and Lai Yiu Estate are two old public housing estates of more than 40 years. Around 39% of the residents are aged 60 or above and 27% of the elderly population are singleton or elderly couples. Furthermore, the 2 estates are on the hillside, posing difficulty for the daily living of the elders and the care support of the families. By adopting a community- and strength-based approach, the project will provide support for at-risk elders, family caregivers and community stakeholders in building up a dementia- and carer- friendly community.

Project components

  • 150 elders/carers will receive day care and planned respite support
  • 146 elders/carers will receive home assistance support
  • 1,000 memory screening test
  • 150 elders will receive assessment and training
  • 250 volunteers will be trained as assisting buddies
  • 600 elders will receive medical consultation
  • Connect and educate key stakeholders in the community e.g., residents’ associations, security guards, shop-keepers etc to engage in dementia- and carer-friendly community activities
  • 4,000 people in the community will be trained in dementia and carer awareness programmes


  • Build a one-stop integrative community service model for a dementia- and carer-friendly neighbourhood;
  • Develop training regime to maintain the cognitive functioning of elders;
  • Empower and support carers through skills training and planned respite;
  • Train up senior volunteers as assistants and buddies;
  • Promote strategic alliance for medical-social collaboration; and
  • Use IT to build up intergenerational support for elders and carers

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