The Tokyo Dialogue: Urban design for dementia – Yoshiyuki Kawano


1 August 2017 – Redesigning Tokyo event.
YOSHIYUKI KAWANO 河野 禎之 氏 is a clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Center for Diversity and Accessibility, University of Tsukuba. He is also a member of the Dementia Friendly Japan Initiative (DFJI) and World Young Leaders in Dementia (WYLD). He attests: “there is no reason for dementia patients to lose things they enjoy just because of challenges of navigating the city” and proposes the role of urban design in enabling people with dementia to remain in their houses and navigate their neighbourhoods, including safely using transportation.

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