Dementia Care Asia News and Updates

September is World Alzheimer's Month!

In this interview, medical experts and a caregiver talk about the need to invest in programs and research to help communities prevent and care for those with dementia. Watch.

IDCA received a request by e-mail from the Japan Foundation on Friday, September 15 to answer a survey link as part of the foundation's objective to promote cultural exchange by supporting Japanese Language learning. Specifically, the survey aimed to understand and evaluate the current state of Japanese Language education in the Philippines. The questionnaire was comprehensive looking at issues on the school and teachers side and on the learners side. IDCA has a faculty of 12 full/part time qualified Japanese Language teachers with two teaching assistants. The mission of IDCA is to make Elderly and Dementia Care a noble career for healthcare professionals wherever in the world they want to be. Hence, the challenge for IDCA is to develop its faculty in the area of Japanese Language in Caregiving (and in other languages) with special focus on Elderly and Dementia Care. We look forward to the results of this survey by the Japanese Foundation and the recommendations and support that will come out of it.  

The Institute for Dementia Care launched its 2017 seminar series at the UERM Auditorium on April 7, 2017. Guest Lecturer from Denmark Prof. Kieu Phung discussed demographic trends in aging emphasizing the statistics that indicate more than half of all the people with dementia in the world live in Asia. More than that the World Health Organization declared dementia as a public health priority. There is indeed a real need to educate healthcare providers to care for people with dementia. This recent Dementia Care Specialist Seminar is a general introduction to dementia and the nuances of dementia care (see program). The seminar was attended by family members and healthcare related professionals from as far as Bicol.

Make yourself internationally competitive. Enroll in IDCA and be a Dementia Care Specialist. Classes moved to May 27, 2017. Every Saturday and Sunday. The course consists of 12 modules. Our academic faculty consists of high caliber health practitioners and academicians with expertise in the field of aging and dementia care. 

Dementia Care Specialist 2017 Seminar at the University of East Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center Physiology Auditorium, this April 8, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Attend and know more about Phil-Japan Partnership on Dementia Care. For more information you may call 0915-877-2975, 0925-737-4727, 02-359-7097, 0917-862-0093, and 0929-892-2583.