NAKATSUKA, Masahiro

Position: Affiliated Associate Professor

MAIL: nakatsuk [at] cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Research Departments

Environmental Coexistence

Area

Research Interests

・Epidemiology and Cognitive Psychology of Dementia
・Interdiciplinary study for the protection of human rights of demented persons
・Study on the risk evaluations of elderly people’s vehicle driving



Epidemiology and Cognitive Psychology of Dementia
This study investigates the cognitive, physical, and social parameters that may determine the outcomes of community-living elderly people, including risk of dementia. The aim of these projects also include supporting community-living people who are in charge of care of their family, such as demented elderly persons.

Interdiciplinary study for the protection of human rights of demented persons
This is unique study based on the collaboration of medical doctors, ethicists, and jurists, that aims at providing a ground for protecting human rights of demented persons by clarifying the ethical situations of these people.

Study on the risk evaluations of elderly people’s vehicle driving
This study links the cognitive functions and driving skills using a computer-based driving simulator. These data are also linked to the history of real accidents. The results of this study are expected to offer evidence-based findings that may successfully predict future accidents associated to cognitive impairments of elderly people.