Kunio Takami (Japan)
Title of the presentation: Dementia Movement in Japan from 1980–2017
Kunio Takami is president of Alzheimer’s Association Japan.
He had worked for Kyoto Prefecture Government and had been a carer for his mother with dementia for eight years.He is a founding member of Alzheimer’s Association Japan and has been the president for 37 years since its establishment. He is a pioneer of the movement of family carers of people with dementia and has been working to build the society where people with dementia and their families can live in safe and in peace.
He was awarded by the Social devotion foundation for his contribution in 2010. His book “ the bond is hope” has been encouraging the people with dementia and their carers since it published in 2011.