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Brain Science-Based Preventive Care and Rehabilitation for Dementia in Communities



1. To produce the brain science-based evidence for dementia prevention using neuropsychological tests and neuroimaging methods (amyloid PET etc.)
2. To establish the evidence-based integrated community care system including early detection, preventive care, and rehabilitation for dementia.
3. To apply for early screening of the " weakness due to disaster" by considering the measure for dementia is similar to that for the weakness.

Targeted Application(s)/Industry

An industry-academic cooperation is expected with insurance companies, industries for producing screening device, program for preventive care and rehabilitation.


Division of Geriatric Behavioral Neurology, Cyclotron and Radioisotope Center

MEGURO Ken-ichi , Professor


Related Information

1. Meguro K, Kasai M, Akanuma K, et al: Donepezil and life expectancy in Alzheimer’s disease: A retrospective analysis in the Tajiri Project. BMC Neurology 2014 Apr 11;14:83.
2. Suto T, Meguro K, Nakatsuka M, et al. Disorders of "taste cognition" are associated with insular involvement in patients with Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia: "memory of food is impaired in dementia and responsible for poor diet". International Psychogeriatrics 2014 Jul;26(7):1127-38.
3. Tanaka N, Meguro K, Ishikawa H, et al. Improved functional status by comprehensive physical and psychosocial approach through right insula activation in poststroke vascular dementia. International Journal of Neuroscience 2013 Oct;123(10):698-704.