Successful institutional care for behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia in a repopulated area after the 2011 Fukushima disaster: A case report

Yoshitaka Nishikawa, Hidehito Niimura, Akihiko Ozaki, Yuko Kimura, Tomohiro Morita, Toyoaki Sawano, Hiroaki Saito, Masaharu Tsubokura

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Abstract

Caregiving in a long-term facility played a key role in improvements of this patient's behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, which also led to a reduced caregiver burden on her family members. Considering the global population aging trend, the lesson from this case may apply to other settings beyond disasters.

Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical Case Reports
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2018 Jan 1

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Keywords

  • dementia
  • Fukushima nuclear accident
  • long-term care
  • nursing homes
  • social capital

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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