What we did and learnt in the care of the patients with dementia after the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011

Katsutoshi Furukawa, Aiko Ishiki, Naoki Tomita, Shoji Okinaga, Hiroyuki Arai

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Abstract

Northeast Japan experienced an earthquake of magnitude 9.0, followed by enormous tsunamis on March 11th 2011. "The Great East Japan Earthquake" greatly affected health conditions of elderly people. Our group has reported that cognitive functions of elders were negatively influenced by this disaster. Several reasons of the cognitive deterioration could be considered such as (1) changes in the living circumstance, (2) loss of families, relatives, and friends, (3) loss of their daily activities such as farming and fishing, and (4) isolation from families and neighbors. We are now performing some anti-dementia programs including exercise, diet, and management for lifestyle-related disorders to prevent dementia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)519-522
Number of pages4
JournalNihon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine
Volume74
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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