Participating older adults play games to stave off dementia


Date: 11 May 2018 (Friday)


HKBU offers dementia prevention programme to older adults with support from HKJC Charities Trust


Dr Stephen Hui Research Centre for Physical Recreation and Wellness (CPRW) of Hong Kong Baptist University was awarded a grant of HK$5.06m from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust to offer an 18-month dementia prevention programme, Jockey Club BIGMAP (Brain Invigoration and Gross Motor Activation Programme), to local non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

An opening ceremony and workshop were held today with about 300 older adults from NGOs attended. They learnt more about physical exercise and cognitive functions though games and physical activities.

Jockey Club BIGMAP provides an eight-week programme with carefully designed games, activities and talks with the aim of enhancing participants’ cognitive function and physical fitness, and promoting a healthy lifestyle. The overarching goal of the project is to enhance the cognitive function and the physical fitness of older adults in Hong Kong and prevent dementia.



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