Topic: "An update on the Caring for People with Dementia Together 護腦同行 (CPT) project"


Cross-Cultural Interest Group Webinar - 16th August 2022 (Tuesday)


The Dementia Economic Impact Report 2020 shows the under-utilisation of mainstream dementia services in Aotearoa by Asian people. It suggested several issues faced by the Chinese when accessing dementia services; however, there is no public health or social funding for dementia services for the Chinese.

The "Caring for People with Dementia Together 護腦同行 (CPT), a cross-community project, was set up in 2021. The aim was to improve access to dementia information and services in the Chinese community. The project research used an appreciative inquiry informed stakeholder liaison and consultation meeting held in Auckland to prioritise actions that can fast-track dementia information and make services available in the Chinese community.

Our guest speaker, and one of the project leads, Dr Gary Cheung, will provide an update on the project. Participants attending the webinar will learn about the priorities and strategies identified by the stakeholders, the community connections required for the dementia research with Chinese people, and how others could use the project method to improve access to dementia information and services for other ethnic minorities groups.

See below for more information about the Webinar Speaker & Facilitator.

Registration is open until 6.30 pm, 16th August 2022 (Tuesday).

a) Webinar recordings will be available three weeks post the event.
b) PowerPoint slides will be made available post the event.
c) A certificate of attendance will be issued within two weeks after the event.


Tuesday 16th August, 2022


Presentation starts 6.30pm-8.00pm


Available as Zoom Webinar


Dr Gary Cheung

Dr Gary Cheung

Speaker and Webinar Facilitator
Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland & Old Age Psychiatrist, Auckland DHB

Dr Cheung is an academic old age psychiatrist at the School of Medicine, The University of Auckland, New Zealand. He co-leads the dissemination and research of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy in New Zealand. Dr Cheung was awarded the 2021 Alzheimers New Zealand Fellowship to recognise his contribution to psychosocial dementia research in New Zealand. He is a member of the Auckland Dementia Prevention Research Clinic, a longitudinal study of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. Dr Cheung is an interRAI Associate Fellow, a member of the interRAI Network of Mental Health and the Chair of the New Zealand interRAI Research Network. In 2018, he was awarded the Sir John Logan Campbell Medical Fellowship to complete an international interRAI project on late-life suicide risk assessment. In 2021, Dr Cheung was appointed by the Director-General of Health as a member of the Ministry of Health’s Support and Consultation for End of Life in New Zealand group, a statutory body for New Zealand’s new assisted dying service.