Wheelchairs at the Haven of Hope Christian Service in Shau Kei Wan, one of only 20 day-care centres for the elderly that is geared to helping dementia sufferers. Photo: Chen Xiaomei

Hong Kong families bear burden of dementia as patient numbers rise

With Hongkongers living longer, there will be more than 300,000 suffering from dementia within 15 years. Specialised day-care centres cannot meet current demand for places, so who will care for those affected?

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Wheelchairs at the Haven of Hope Christian Service in Shau Kei Wan, one of only 20 day-care centres for the elderly that is geared to helping dementia sufferers. Photo: Chen Xiaomei
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