A Lecture “‘Better Safe Than Sorry’ Regarding Dementia: -Preventing and Treating Dementia-” was Given at a Symposium
Senior Lecturer Aya Seike gave a lecture and presentation entitled, “‘Better safe than sorry’ regarding dementia: -Preventing of and treating dementia-” at a symposium at the Amagasaki’s General Culture Hall on February 9, 2019.
Everyone is prone to dementia.
In recent years, dementia has been taken seriously as not just problem for other people, but also as a personal problem.
Media coverage on dementia has increased and we are surrounded by information regarding how to prevent, treat and care for dementia. However, too much information may be causing confusion about which information to trust.
During the symposium, presenters and participants discussed and learned what each one of us can do.
Dr. Takashi Sakurai, MD (Director, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, The Center for Comprehensive Care and Research on Memory Disorders), Mayer Kazumi Inamura (Mayer of Amagasaki City) and Dr. Bunzo Azuma (President, Amagasaki Medical Association) gave opening greetings.
Dr. Shinji Asada (Director, Amagasaki Medical Association) and Mr. Motoyoshi Terasawa (Manager, Welfare Department of Health and Welfare Bureau) discussed Amagasaki City’s work concerning dementia, followed by a presentation by Mr. Kazuo Ando (President, Amagasaki Dementia Care Provider’s Association) and Ms. Shizuko Nanjo (Vice President, Amagasaki Dementia Care Provider’s Association).
A lecture entitled “Policy trends on dementia in Japan” was given by Mr. Norimichi Tanaka (Dementia Policy Promotion Office, Dept. of Gerontology, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare)
Dr. Sakurai gave a lecture called “Ask a doctor about prevention of dementia and treatment for people with dementia!”
The last lecture was by Dr. Aya Seike (Senior Lecturer, Uehiro Research Division, Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University, Visiting Researcher, The National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, The Center for Comprehensive Care and Research on Memory Disorders). Her lecture was called “Knowledge and skills you can start implementing today: ‘Care for kokoro and living’ for people with dementia and their families.” was also held.
A panel discussion entitled, “Dementia Q&As: Let’s unravel the questions!”.
Ms. Sonoko Ninomiya (Hyogo Prefecture Nursing Association, Amagasaki home visit nurse station), Ms. Hiroko Kitamura (President, Amagasaki City Care Manager Association), Dr. Seike (moderator) joined the rest of the speakers in answering questions from their perspectives.
The event flyer