Participating older adults play games to stave off dementia


參加工作坊的長者透過遊戲及運動預防認知障礙

Date: 11 May 2018 (Friday)

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

浸會大學獲賽馬會撥款為長者推行認知障礙預防計劃

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.

香港浸會大學許士芬博士體康研究中心獲香港賽馬會慈善信託基金撥款港幣506萬元,在香港非政府機構進行一項為期18個月的認知障礙預防計劃「賽馬會活腦健體計劃」。

計劃今早舉行「開啟禮暨工作坊」,來自數間長者中心約300名長者參加,他們透過集體遊戲和運動,加深對運動與認知能力的認識。

賽馬會活腦健體計劃專為長者而設,為期八週的計劃結合了遊戲、活動及講座,期望提升參加者的認知能力、體適能,以及對健康生活方式的認識;並從而達至計劃的最大目標──全面提升香港長者的認知功能及體能,並預防認知障礙。
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