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Clinical Philosophy Laboratory Symposium: Living Lively with Dementia in a Super-aged Society

2015-2-28 (Sat) 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

In an age where 8 million people have some form of dementia, this number accounts for 15 percent of those aged 65 or older, which accounts to about 4.62 million in Japan. The number of those with dementia, including that of mild cases of dementia, is estimated to be over 8 million. You may have a parent with dementia or you yourself may develop it in the future. Dementia is no longer someone else's problem.
Although it is possible to slow the course of progression, there is no proven basic remedy for it. Though, it is possible to achieve symptomatic improvement by providing appropriate care in the correct environment.
Recently, the Humanitude Method, developed in France for treating dementia, has been introduced. When looking back on it, many methods and ideas about taking care of dementia such as "Person-centered care", "Dignity therapy", and "Validation" have been introduced overseas, but their impact was only temporary.
Christine Boden, the author of Who Will I Be When I Die?, participated in the Alzheimer Disease International (ADI) Conference in Kyoto in 2004. Since then, people with dementia have begun talking more about their feelings and dementia studies by patients themselves have been conducted. Come join us in thinking about living with dementia.


  • "Living Lively with Dementia", NAKANISHI Eiko (dementia patient) and her daughter KAWAI Masami
  • "Understanding of Persons with Dementia and the Reality of Care," IWASAKI Emi, Certified Dementia Nurse, Care Center Miyamachi, Kobe Health Group
  • "Support Dementia Patients in Local Community," MATSUMOTO Yoshinori, Director, Kameoka City Support Center, Ayumi Center
Date: 2015-2-28 (Sat) 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Organizer: Clinical Philosophy Laboratory
Venue: Lecture Room #507
Registration: Registration by email is required.
Contact: Clinical Philosophy Laboratory

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