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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Nihon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine|
|Publication status||Published - 2016 Mar 1|
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