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Certificate Programme in Community-based Dementia Care for Practitioners

Organised by the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong in conjunction with JCCPA, this programme gives professional workers and people interested in dementia care a basic understanding of dementia from different perspectives, as well as different intervention means for dementia.

Programme Objectives

  • to understand the basic concept of dementia and a person-centric care approach
  • to design community care services for people with dementia and their caregivers
  • to assess the needs of people with dementia and caregivers in community settings
  • to get familiar with non-pharmacological interventions and relevant treatment in dementia care

Programme Duration

4 months

Programme Dates

26 May 2021 to 14 August 2021


Understanding Dementia: Clinical and Transdisciplinary Perspectives
Living Well with Dementia: Multiple Interventions and Holistic Care Approach
Clinical Practice and Case Study

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants who are working in social service or health care settings
  • Fresh graduates in social work or social science are also welcome
  • Priority will be given to applicants working in elderly care services
  • Applicants who have obtained 5 subjects at Grade E / Level 2 or above in HKCEE (including English Language and Chinese Language); OR 
  • Holders of a Diploma in Vocational Studies / Foundation Diploma / Foundation Certificate; OR 
  • Applicants who obtain a pass in Project Yi Jin OR equivalent; AND
  • preferably have at least one year working experience in related fields / and be recommended by employers


Application Deadline (extended): Postmarked by 31 March 2021 (Wednesday)


2946 8178 (Ms Ma)

Enquiry email:

  • The organiser/co-organiser of the programme owns the final decision in regard to course content
  • Participants who have completed the programme with satisfactory results can apply for the “Advanced Diploma Programme in Dementia Care”