“In Canada, it is estimated that in the next 25 years, the number of Dementia diagnosis will dramatically increase as the average Canadian age increases. Thus far, there is no cure for dementia. However, dementia patients can live longer and have a higher quality life through education, home care, and medication.
The chances of Chinese people suffering from stroke is slightly higher than Caucasians; but the chances of suffering from dementia is equally common among both populations. When evaluating Chinese Canadians for dementia, their first language, education level, work background, and cultural differences should be taken into consideration.”
—Dr. Janet Kow, Geriatrician
Join iCON for the 2021 virtual Chinese Health Forum “Take Charge of Your Health: Dementia 360”. This FREE online, interactive forum will take place on Saturday, December 11 and Sunday, December 12, 2021 (2:00 – 4:00).
Delivered in Cantonese, Mandarin and English, this forum is designed to help patients, their families and caregivers optimize their quality of life by empowering them with knowledge and resources to manage dementia. Through a series of presentations and discussions, health experts from the community will educate and engage with the audience on health topics including:
- Recognizing Dementia – early detection and when to seek help.
- Living with Dementia – nutrition and mental health, home safety.
- Where and how to find help in the community – navigation of health services, treatments and medications.
- Long Term Care – advanced care planning.
For more details: https://bit.ly/3m5QtZD
The interCultural Online health Network (iCON) is a community-driven health promotion initiative that provides culturally and linguistically tailored information on chronic disease management and digital health literacy for multicultural communities. iCON works in collaboration with partner organizations and with the support of the Ministry of Health Patients as Partners Initiative to advance patient- and family- centred care in B.C. iCON works with patients, caregivers, and health professionals to support individuals in navigating the BC healthcare system and shaping their self-management journey.
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