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(Registration closed ) The 64th Breakfast Meeting ‘Action Plan Towards a More Dementia Friendly Society~Making VR Dementia Experiences a Key Part of Integrated Community Care~’ (October 27, 2017)


(Registration closed ) The 64th Breakfast Meeting ‘Action Plan Towards a More Dementia Friendly Society~Making VR Dementia Experiences a Key Part of Integrated Community Care~’ (October 27, 2017)

*Registration has closed.

*Please note that this event will be held only in Japanese

The number of people living with dementia is on the rise alongside the increase in the average age of the Japanese population. By 2025, it is estimated that 1 out of 5 people over the age of 65 will have dementia, amounting to approximately 7 million people. In July 2017, the World Dementia Council, a gathering of international experts on dementia, released its “Global Care Statement: Statement on Importance of Care and Support” (translated into Japanese by HGPI). This Statement emphasized person-centered care – the idea that care should be centered around the person receiving the care. This concept involves a philosophy of care that is based on knowing the person being cared for, developing and maintaining authentic relationships with them, providing a supportive, culturally-sensitive environment that includes opportunities for meaningful engagement, and recognizing the person’s reality and individual needs.

Given the current trends related to dementia treatments, it should be possible to establish dementia friendly societies around the world by promoting national dementia strategy plan in each country. In addition, if dementia-friendly societies are going to be established, it is essential that efforts be made to encourage a correct understanding of dementia among the public.

This breakfast meeting will invite two special guests, Dr. Satoko Hotta, a professor of the Graduate School of Keio University, and Mr. Tadamichi Shimogawara, a social entrepreneur and President of Silver Wood Co., Ltd. Dr. Hotta will introduce trends related to integrated community care systems around the world, as well as the national dementia strategies of various countries, with a special focus on the Dementia Action Alliance of the United Kingdom, which has taken the lead on the creation of dementia-friendly communities. Mr. Shimogawara will introduce the idea of allowing the public to experience dementia first-hand through the active use of virtual reality (VR) technology. This meeting will discuss the next steps toward creating a more dementia friendly society.
Note: There will be the opportunity to personally experience VR technology at the meeting.

Dr. Satoko Hotta
(Professor, Graduate School of Health Management at Keio University)

Mr. Tadamichi Shimogawara
(President, Silverwood Co., Ltd., Japan)

■Date & Time
Friday, October 27, 2017 8:00-9:15am (Doors open 7:45am)

EGG JAPAN (10th floor, Shin-Marunouchi Building, 1-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

■Participation fee
General: 2,500 JPN Yen
Students: 1,500 JPN Yen (Student ID required)
Individual Supporting Members: Free

Integrated Community Care, Dementia, VR Dementia Experience, National Strategy Plan

■About Dr. Satoko Hotta
Dr. Satoko Hotta has worked as a Professor of the Graduate School of Health Management at Keio University since April 2017. Prior to taking her position at Keio University, she worked as an Associate Professor in Shaken, the Institute of Social Science, and as a visiting professor at Universiteit Utrecht in the Netherlands. She holds a PhD in International Public Policy and specializes in human resource management and caregiver politics. Currently, she is a member of the Caregiver Fee Subcommittee and Welfare Division of the Social Security Council of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), as well as the MHLW’s Research Group for the Construction of New Frameworks of Support. She is also Chair of the Medical Care Welfare Policy Research Forum, a member of the Secretariat of the Comprehensive Community Care Innovation Forum, and Representative Director of the Personnel and Community Development Research Center. Through these positions, she works to support and accelerate shifts toward more personal and sustainable care and community development. She was selected as a NIKKEI WOMEN OF THE YEAR Award winner in 2015 in the leadership category.

■About Mr. Tadamichi Shimogawara
Tadamichi Shimogawara is a Board member of the Association of Elderly Housing with Supportive Services, and Secretary of the Elderly Housing Operators Association. After graduating from Orange Coast College in the United States, he founded Silver Satoko Hotta Wood Co., Ltd., in 2000. He successfully developed and patented a thin and lightweight steel-concrete building frame system which he has since commercialized. Currently, he manages 12 house complexes for older people, including Ginmokusei, senior housing complex offering support services that has been under the direct management of his company since 2011. In 2016, he began a project to develop software that could simulate the experience of having dementia using virtual reality. To date, over 7,000 people have experienced what it is like to have dementia using his software. 
■Reference Materials
-Drip Infusions Are No Longer Necessary. HIPPO SCIENCE PRESS COMPANY. (joint author)

*This meeting will be conducted in Japanese.
**Registration will close at 10:00, October 16. Participants will be selected by a draw of lots and will be informed of the result by the end of October 17. We appreciate your understanding on this matter.
After your registration is completed, a confirmation e-mail will be sent automatically to your e-mail address. If you do not receive it, please send us an e-mail at info@hgpi.org or contact us at 03-4243-7156.
***Please inform us if you would like to cancel by 10:00, October 20. If you cancel after this time, we reserve the right to collect a cancellation fee.
Health and Global Policy Institute
E-Mail: info@hgpi.org

■Supported by National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)


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