The number of Hongkongers over the age of 80 will peak after 2050, with at least a third of them expected to suffer dementia, according to government’s projection. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Is Hong Kong ready when dementia sufferers go missing?

Experts urge more education about warning signs after five deaths

Topic |   Ageing society

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The number of Hongkongers over the age of 80 will peak after 2050, with at least a third of them expected to suffer dementia, according to government’s projection. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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Jeffie Lam

Jeffie Lam

Jeffie writes predominantly about Hong Kong politics, but is also interested in social welfare issues, such as the city's ageing population and elderly care. She joined the Post in 2013 after beginning her career as a political reporter in 2009. In 2016, she won the English features merit prize in the 20th Human Rights Press Awards.