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Center for Comprehensive Care and Research on Memory Disorders



Welcome to our memory center in NCGG!


 In 2010, the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology (NCGG) launched the "Center for Comprehensive Care and Research on Memory disorders". The Center for Comprehensive Care and Research on Memory disorders comprises an outpatient memory clinic and an inpatient ward specialized for people with dementia. Around 1,000 persons newly visit our memory clinic every year to have diagnosis and treatment. And 300-400 people with dementia are admitted to the ward to receive treatment for behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia or physical complications. We strive to provide the very best and leading-edge medical care to enable persons with dementia and their families to live without concern.

 In the Center for Comprehensive care and Research on Memory disorders, many specialized doctors, such as geriatricians, neurologists, psychiatrists, physiatrists, provide medical care taking advantage of respective specialty in cooperation. In addition, nurses, pharmacists, clinical psychologists, psychiatric social workers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech therapists, clerks, who have much experience and knowledge in support for person with dementia, provide the team medical service and support in a collaborative and coordinated way.

 At the memory clinic, doctors from geriatrics, neurology, psychiatry, rehabilitation, and other departments with extensive experience in dementia practice collaborate and leverage their respective specialties. Furthermore, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, mental health social workers, therapists, clerks, and other professionals with experience and expertise in dementia practice work together as a multidisciplinary team to provide medical care and support.

 In addition to the regular dementia care, NCGG conducts various activities, such as clinical trials for newly developed medicines, holistic physio-cognitive rehabilitation, post-diagnostic support for people with dementia and their families, risk reduction programmes, assisting in building dementia support networks in neighboring communities, collaborating with Aichi Prefecture and National dementia policymakers, and providing dementia-related educational programmes for professionals including doctors, nurses, and administrative officials.

 NCGG is a research institute as well as a medical institution. The Center for Comprehensive Care and Research on Memory disorders is dedicated to exploring a better approach to medical care, long-term care, and risk reduction in collaboration with other internal divisions and external institutions, and if proven effective, has the mission to disseminate them not only in our country but throughout the world.

Akinori Takeda, MD.,PhD



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