Transforming dementia care in Malaysia

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Lori La Bey talks with Dr Cecilia Chan, who has been involved in the eldercare industry for the past 20 years.

Cecilia is a gerontologist, trainer, researcher and passionate dementia advocate and activist. She has been involved in various projects connected to the provision of services and facilities to older people in Malaysia. She initiated a local support group called Living Beyond Dementia for people living with dementia, their loved ones and care partners.


  • How a good friend’s dementia diagnosis developed a deep passion for Cecilia to improve dementia care
  • How the bio-medical approach to dementia can harm people looking for help
  • The impact of changing societal beliefs and stomping out stigmas
  • The power of religious beliefs and how they affect healing
  • How and where to connect people to services, products and tools
  • Why it is important to change our words to be more respectful to those living with dementia
  • The need for counsellors and navigators as well as respite care
  • What a pop-up cafe is
  • How we can we improve staff ratios and training

Produced by: AlzheimersSpeaks

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