There is a duty to consider a person’s past and present wishes, feelings, beliefs, values and other factors, which they would consider if they were able to do so, and to allow them to participate in decision-making as fully as possible. However, in Hong Kong currently, decision-making is substituted in favour of the guardian or committee. Photo: AFP

Ageing Hong Kong needs better laws to protect the elderly and dementia sufferers

  • Hong Kong citizens suffering from dementia could reach 300,000 within the next 15 years. The question as to who will care for these individuals presents a serious problem
Topic |   Ageing society

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There is a duty to consider a person’s past and present wishes, feelings, beliefs, values and other factors, which they would consider if they were able to do so, and to allow them to participate in decision-making as fully as possible. However, in Hong Kong currently, decision-making is substituted in favour of the guardian or committee. Photo: AFP
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