Fun with Dementia 耆樂無窮

Collaborator: Standard Chartered Hong Kong 150th Anniversary Community Foundation Alzheimer’s Community Support Centre, Tung Wah Group of Hospitals

Date 11, 18, 25 April & 2 May 2015 (Sat)
Location North Point
No. of Volunteers Participated (Person-time) 8
No. of Service Recipients 20

Initiated by PSL (Public Service Leader), the project aimed at identifying the symptoms of Dementia and providing emotional and physical support to the elderly through thematic games and activities. HKUST volunteers played a music game and invited the elderly to share their happy moment and hard time. By the end of the visit, the volunteers introduced the elderly an exercise to strengthen their eye-hand coordination.

Students share about their experience here

Volunteers interacting with the elderly on one-on-one basis
Volunteers helping the elderly doing exercise with their hands and eyes
Student Sharing:    


- Brian Wong Tai Hong, SSCI, Year 3

Many people may not be willing to communicate with the elderly as they do not react as fast as we do or they are not as active as us. Yet, as long as you are willing to talk to them and be patient, you can definitely learn a great lesson from them.

- CWK, SBM, Year 2