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skylee

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I saw this poster yesterday when I was on an escalator. I was quite surprised, mainly by Charles' generosity (well he probably did not know what he was doing and it might be his wife's idea). The combined forces of illness and aging are intimidating.

I meant to take a picture of this today but had missed it (as I was on an escalator). So I had to go downstairs again to take this picture.

Now (Q1) see if you know what this poster is about. Do note the new Chinese name of the illness, which is now in use in Hong Kong, and (Q2) guess what the old Chinese name was. The name has been changed to project a more positive light to the patients. We did the same to another illness a few years back. That illness is now called 思覺失調 over here. (Q3) Guess what it means and what it was called before (you might have to google a bit).

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Charles Kao has Alzheimer's? Or did he just create the foundation?

Q1:

Don't pity people with Alzheimer's, just keep giving them love (and support)

Q2: MDBG has a lot listed.

But I assume the common one is 老年痴獃症

Q3: from the name I was guessing it meant "depression", but google / wikipedia makes this too easy B)

New name for psychosis, old name was 精神病.

Although I thought the old name meant mental illness in general, but the wikipedia article seems to use 思覺失調 in a more limited sense, so I'm not exactly sure.

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Although I thought the old name meant mental illness in general, but the wikipedia article seems to use 思覺失調 in a more limited sense, so I'm not exactly sure.

I think they are also trying to make the public aware of the difference between early psychosis (思觉失调) and other more advanced psychosis such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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