Brain Health Initiative:
What is Good Dementia Care?
The State of the Art in Europe

A talk presented by Brain Health Initiative.

Date:
18 November 2021

Time:
20:00 pm HKT 

Speakers:
Freek Gillissen
Jurn Verschraegen

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About the Speakers

Freek Gillissen

Freek is a founder of the Odensehuis in Amsterdam, an initiative to give people with dementia quality of life during the process of dementia. He works in elderly care in the Amsterdam UMC Alzheimer Center, a specialist center for young people with dementia. He organizes care at home and counsels caregivers and case managers in home care at the Alzheimer Center. Freek is involved in the innovation of education and care for young people with dementia, and is a frequent presenter in conferences.

Jurn Verschraegen

Jurn is the Director in the Center of Expertise on Dementia Care in Belgium, heavily involved in providing social services, pastoral care, quality of care programs in centers for elderly care which specializes in care for people with dementia. Jurn has been the Coordinator of Centers of Expertise on Dementia Care in Antwerp, Expert and Member of the Superior Health Council in Belgium, Representative of the Flemish Authority & Ministry in the Government Expert Group on Dementia, Member of the North Sea Dementia Group and Member of the Belgian Dementia Council.

About the host and moderator

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Dr Bernard Kong

Dr Bernard Kong Ming Hei MB(Aust), FRCP(Lond), FRCP(Edin), FRCP(Glas), FHKCP, FHKAM( Medicine) Dr. Bernard Kong is an expert in geriatrics medicine. He is now a part time consultant in Hospital Authority. For many years, he has been an Honorary Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Family Medicine of the University of Hong Kong. He is also the founding president of the Hong Kong Society of Medical Professionals since 2008 and a past president of the Hong Kong Geriatrics Society from 2009-2014. Apart from running a private clinic in Canossa Hospital, he is also one of the founders of Brain Health Initiative.