Uni is com­par­ing dementia notes from Ja­pan with here

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De­vel­op­ing de­men­ti­afriendly com­mu­ni­ties in Scot­land and Ja­pan will be the fo­cus of an in­ter­na­tional part­ner­ship in­volv­ing the Univer­sity of Stir­ling.

Aca­demics from the univer­sity’s Dementia Ser­vices De­vel­op­ment Cen­tre (DSDC) will work with the Tokyo Metropoli­tan Geri­atric Hospi­tal and In­sti­tute of Geron­tol­ogy (TMGHIG) to share ex­per­tise in sup­port­ing older peo­ple, and to pro­mote in­clu­sive and per­son­alised ap­proaches to dementia care.

Scot­land and Ja­pan are re­mod­elling care of older peo­ple due to age­ing pop­u­la­tions, with par­tic­u­lar em­pha­sis on dementia.

Dr Louise McCabe, se­nior lec­turer from the DSDC, who at­tended the mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing sign­ing cer­e­mony in Tokyo, said: “Our re­search has helped im­prove the lives of peo­ple with dementia and their fam­i­lies in Scot­land and be­yond for many years. Ja­pan has one of the most rapidly-age­ing so­ci­eties in the world.

“We share an im­por­tant com­mon vi­sion to sup­port peo­ple with dementia and their fam­i­lies to achieve a good qual­ity of life.

“We are look­ing for­ward to work­ing to­gether and also to take strides for­ward in this im­por­tant area.”

Way for­ward Mea­sures agreed in bid to stop flood­ing like this in Aber­foyle dur­ing De­cem­ber, 2015

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