Elderly - Hong Kong Alzheimer's Disease Association
Madam KY Wong, 67 years-old lady was diagnosed with dementia 4 years ago. Her condition is deteriorating to moderate stage already. Her Husband, Mr. CK So always feels guilty and blames himself. “I broke the relationship with my son in 2009 and thus leading to depression and dementia of my wife afterwards.” “KY was a brilliant woman in workplace, a good wife and mother in family. However, she now needs much attention and care, even unable to express herself well.”
“Mr. So needs to accompany with KY in 24 hours a day, especially KY always wake up in night time and need his accompany over the night.” Says Jenny Cheung, Service Manager of Hong Kong Alzheimer's Disease Association.
KY once suspended the day centre before as Mr. So cannot continuously afford the service fee. The caring stress accumulated again which suffered both KY and Mr. So.
“Through the generous support from Operation Santa Claus, KY can resume the service again. She receives therapeutic activities and services from caregiver support group to enjoys social life in the Centre. At the same time Mr. So can take rest in day time to recharge the energy in order to continue his caring journey. Also, caregiver support group of the Centre helps him much to share his burden with social worker and other caregivers.” Says Jenny Cheung, Service Manager of Hong Kong Alzheimer's Disease Association.