Tools to Inform Policy: Chinese communities Actions in Response to Dementia (TIP-CARD)
Dementia is a group of chronic diseases that require long-term care, putting great pressure on family carers, care facility personnel, health care and social care systems. It is associated with great economic burden for the society. Many higher-income countries have developed dementia-specific policy to tackle the challenge. With the world’s greatest number of people with dementia, Chinese communities need policy solutions for dementia that are based on evidence and guided by the needs and expectations of stakeholders. “Tools to Inform Policy: Chinese communities Actions in Response to Dementia (TIP-CARD)” is a three-year research project funded by the Research Impact Fund of the Research Grants Council. It aims to build capacity in planning and implementing equitable and sustainable strategies in dementia care, and provide accessible tools, data, and local guidelines co-developed with stakeholders to support the generation of policy solutions for Hong Kong and other Chinese communities.