Research Departments・Position

Environmental Coexistence・Affiliated Professor


Research Interests / Keywords

・Longitudinal Area Study on Healthcare Designs for the Community-Dwelling Elderly in Japan
・International Comparative Area Study on Healthcare Designs for the Community-Dwelling Elderly Associated with Ecology and Culture
・Study on Neurodegenerative Disease in West Papua in Indonesia


Elderly persons living a satisfying , purposeful later life followed by a peaceful death: this is the ideal, but it poses a challenges as to whether we are able to create a society in which this can be achieved. The aim of the project is how to create healthcare design for community-dwelling elderly optimal to each area associated with unique ecology and culture. How to promote health of community-dwelling elderly based on the assessment of the comprehensive actual health situations of the elderly, and how to provide efficient and effective care for the frail elderly, and effects of the community-based geriatric intervention will be compared among Kochi in Japan, Khalin in Bhutan and Khon Kaen in Thailand, whose natural, cultural, societal environments have been very different.
Our project includes the study on neurodegenerative deiseases in West Papua in Indonesia.

Research funds

Type Theme Period
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) Transition of clinical type in neurodegenerative diseases in Papua in Indonesia 2017 – 2021
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) 高齢者終末期ケアと事前指示の実態に関する縦断的検討 2015 – 2018