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Grand Design for Healthy Communication with Dementia Sufferers as a New Mode of Interaction Leveraging Conflict Transformation Theories

ISHIHARA Akiko, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

The vision of this project is to establish grand theories for communication between people with dementia and those without it, using a knowledge of conflict transformation. Many BPSD (Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia) can be eliminated if communication with dementia sufferers is done properly, and if conflicts between people with dementia and those around them are properly transformed. In 30 years, it is estimated that about 10% of the Japanese population may suffer some level of dementia symptoms. This research project is aimed at contributing to a society in which people with dementia and those without dementia can live together in harmony.
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