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2017/12/14 10:00

Despite the cold weather, the workshop drew more than 100 participants, probably because a Clinical Psychologist training program was conducted beforehand and an end-of-year party was held afterwards. The case study workshops were heated with many Q&As.

1. Opening address
2. Case study workshop
"Case of a patient whose spouse does not understand the patient's disease"
Facilitator: Dr. Honda, Kikuchi Hospital
"Dementia of people with intellectual disabilities --- case-based issues ---"
Facilitator: Ms. Inoue, Psychiatric social worker, Arao Kokoronosato Hospital
"Cases of two psychiatric outpatients with elderly-onset epilepsy"
Facilitator: Dr. Moriyama, Yamaga Kaisei Hospital
3. Basic Lecture on Dementia I "Sleep disorder in dementia"
Lecturer: Dr. Fukuhara, Kumamoto University Hospital
4. Basic Lecture on Dementia II "Occupational therapy effective in dementia treatment (1) Group therapy"
Lecturer: Ms. Hotta, Occupational therapist, Kumamoto University Hospital
5. Closing address



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Participants discussed what support should be given to patients when their family members do not understand what dementia involves.



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We found "dementia suffered by people with intellectual disabilities" thought-provoking.




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Participants discussed how to respond to newly diagnosed elderly-onset epilepsy, whose incidence increases with age.




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Picture of the venue; many people participated in this workshop.
Thank you for taking part in this workshop.





Let us express our gratitude for the support and cooperation you have extended for us during this fiscal year.
What has this year been for the staff members of the Kumamoto Dementia-related Disease Medical Center? Let's make the next fiscal year another meaningful one.

[Upcoming Schedule]
The 54th Case Study Workshop: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Venue: Lecture Room, the 3rd Floor, General Medical Research Building, Kumamoto University Hospital

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2017/12/14 10:00

The step-up version of the FY2017 Dementia Skills Training Program for Primary Care Doctors was conducted.

This training program was conducted for those who completed the basic version of the Dementia Skills Training Program for Primary Care Doctors for the purpose of enhancing their medical care techniques for patients with dementia. The step-up version consists of two sessions.

The first session was held on November 20 (Monday).
The theme was "Pharmacotherapy for Patients with Dementia."
Dr. Fukuhara of Kumamoto University Hospital served as the lecturer.

The second session was conducted on December 11 (Monday).
The theme was "Automobile Driving by Patients with Dementia."
Dr. Tanaka of Kumamoto University Hospital served as the lecturer.

Both sessions were held on Monday, but many people came all the way to participate in them.

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★"Pharmacotherapy for Patients with Dementia"
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★"Automobile Driving by Patients with Dementia"
Doctors who participated in this session were asked to write a medical certificate for a simulated case.




Let us express our gratitude for your participation.
We will hold training programs like these, and we look forward to your participation.

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2017/11/01 09:39

Amid an approaching typhoon, this 52nd workshop was nevertheless held safely at Yoshida Hospital. Since it was four years ago that a case study workshop was last held at Yoshida Hospital, the staff members who participated in that workshop four years ago were talking about it with nostalgia. A hospital site tour was also held along with the case study workshop, and participants found both of them very meaningful and informative.


(Program)
1. Opening address
2. Case study workshop
"Case in which support bogged down due to the gap between the Act on the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the Act on Mental Health and Welfare"
Facilitator: Mr. Abe, Psychiatric social worker, Kikuchi Hospital
"Case of a patient who had delirium repeatedly after brain contusion"
Facilitator: Dr. Nakamura, Yoshida Hospital
"Dementia and maintenance hemodialysis"
Facilitator: Dr. Takamori, Aso Yamanami Hospital
3. Basic lecture on dementia I
"Roles of physiotherapist for dementia -- practice of physiotherapy --"
Lecturer: Mr. Hamamoto, Physiotherapist, Mitsuguen (long-term care health facilities)
4. Basic lecture on dementia II
"BPSD treatment based on Practice Guidelines on Dementia 2017"
Lecturer: Dr. Yuuki, Kumamoto University Hospital
5. Closing address


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The next Case Study Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, December 9, at Kumamoto University Hospital.


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2017/08/23 22:00

Despite the sweltering heat, this workshop drew more than 100 participants, possibly because a Clinical Psychologist training program was conducted beforehand. More than 30 people attended the Basic Lecture on Dementia III, a branch lecture of the main course. The workshop turned out to be a "heating" one.

Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017, 15:00 -
Venue: Kumamoto City Medical Association Building

(Program)
1. Opening address
2. Case study workshop
"An EOAD patient whose head drop worsened after response to asenapine for easy stimulability"
Facilitator: Dr. Hatada, Heisei Hospital
"Case where discharge arrangements became difficult with other family members than the consenter of medical care hospitalization"
Facilitator: Mr. Maruyama, Social welfare worker, Kumamoto University Hospital
"Two cases of visual hallucinations"
Faciliatator: Dr. Miyagawa, Amakusa Hospital
3. Basic lecture on dementia I
"New diagnostic criteria for dementia with Lewy bodies"
Lecturer: Dr. Hashimoto, Kumamoto University Hospital
4. Basic lecture on dementia II
"Roles of physiotherapist for dementia patients"
Lecturer: Mr. Hamamoto, Physiotherapist, Mitsuguen (long-term care health facilities)
5. Basic lecture on dementia III
"CDR"
Lecturer: Dr. Fukuhara, Kumamoto University Hospital
6. Closing address

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★ The presentation by Dr. Hatada about an EOAD patient was followed by Q&As on medication before asenapine and head drops.







★ Mr. Maruyama shed light on difficulties involved in discharge support when there are disagreements between the hospitalization consenter and other family members, an issue that has emerged since the abolishment of the guardian system.




★Dr. Miyagawa presented over-time conditions of a patient who has visual hallucinations, particularly 'insect' hallucinations.



★ At Basic Lecture I, Dr. Hashimoto lectured on the revised diagnostic criteria on DLB.




★ Basic Lecture II had its first physiotherapist lecturer, Mr. Hamamoto, who gave us an easy-to-follow lecture about interventions according to the stage of dementia and the necessity and effects of therapies.

★Basic Lecture III on CDR consisted of a lecture and a case exercise using a video, followed by an active Q&A session in which Dr. Fukuhara provided easy-to-understand answers.


★The 52nd Case Study Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, October 28, 2017, at Yoshida Hospital, for the first time in these four years. We look forward to seeing you there. ★


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2017/06/18 20:55

This case study workshop was held at Aso Yamanami Hospital as we entered the rainy season. The staff of the hospital welcomed us very warmly and organized a hospital site tour. In fact, we found it very inspiring that this milestone 50th case study workshop was held in "the world's best caldera," which was first time in the world!

Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017, 14:00 -
Venue: Aso Yamanami Hospital

(Program)
1. Opening address
2. Case study workshop
"Case of a patient with Alzheimer's dementia whose symptoms developed from 'delusion of theft' into intemperate language and violence"
Facilitator: Dr. Miyazaki, Mashiki Hospital
"Case of prolonged discharge support due to wife's anxieties"
Facilitator: Mr. Koga, Psychiatric social worker, Yamaga Kaisei Hospital
"Consideration on a home visit to an elderly dementia patient who refused to go to a hospital or care center"
Facilitator: Ms. Hinata, Psychological social worker, Kumamoto Shinryo Hospital
3. Basic lecture on dementia I
"Hallucinations and delusions experienced by the elderly"
Lecturer: Dr. Tanaka, Kumamoto University Hospital
4. Basic lecture on dementia II
"Aphasia"
Lecturer: Mr. Takasaki, Speech pathologist, Kumamoto University Hospital
5. Closing address

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★ One year has passed since the Kumamoto Earthquake; the building still tells of its huge impact.




★We were allowed to see the hospital rooms, including a Japanese-style room with multiple beds.




★ The Community Activity Support Center's "clock tower" took us back to our old good days at school.

★Dr. Takamori, Hospital Director gave us a valuable lecture entitled "Why do we think Aso's caldera is the world's best caldera?"



























★The Q&A sessions were held in a designation form; questions and opinions were given from people with a wider variety of job types than usual.


















★ All necessary arrangements for the workshop, from the venue setting to running of the program, were conducted by doctors and other staff members of Aso Yamanami Hospital. They even took care of traffic jams. Let us express our sincere gratitude for their great hospitality and arrangements.


★The 51st Case Study Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, August 19, 2017, at the Kumamoto City Medical Association Building. We look forward to seeing you there.

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2017/04/23 09:49

This fiscal year's first core center case study workshop was held.
We are going back to the basics this fiscal year, enhancing case-based studies. We also plan to hold "basic lectures on dementia" for those who will work for dementia patients for the first time and those who want to deepen their understanding about dementia.
We would appreciate your continued support.

Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017, 15:00 -
Venue: Lecture Room 1 (3rd Fl.), Medical Education & Library Building, Kumamoto University Hospital

(Program)
1. Opening address
2. Case study workshop
"Follow-up report on REM sleep behavior disorder"
Facilitator: Dr. Miyagawa, Kumamoto University Hospital
"Case of a patient who is reluctant to stop driving a car"
Facilitator: Mr. Nakayama, Psychiatric social worker, Kumamoto Seimei Hospital
"Implementation of a volunteer service system toward the community-based integrated care system --- Initiative taken by Arao City"
Facilitator: Dr. Nakamura, Nishihara Clinic
3. Basic lecture on dementia I
"Dementia and depression"
Lecturer: Dr. Hashimoto, Kumamoto University Hospital
4. Basic lecture on dementia II
"Eating disorder and impaired swallowing"
Lecturer: Mr. Takasaki, Speech pathologist, Kumamoto University Hospital
5. Closing address

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★The 50th Case Study Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, June 10, 2017, at Aso Yamanami Hospital.







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2017/03/15 10:09

Spring has come on the calendar, but we still have freezing nights. FY2016's last case study workshop was held amid the cold weather.

Date: Saturday, March 11, 2017, 15:30 -
Venue: Lecture Room 4 (4th Fl.), Medical Education and Library Building, Kumamoto University Hospital

(Program)
1. Opening address
2. Case study workshop
"What we are learning from the user satisfaction surveys"
Facilitator: Mr. Miyahara, Psychiatric social worker, Yoshida Hospital
"Merits and problems with regional coordination"
Facilitator: Mr. Sakaguchi, Psychiatric social worker, Aso Yamanami Hospital
"Case of consultation for a family with a dementia patient"
Facilitator: Dr. Kaneda, Kumamoto Seimei Hospital
3. Dementia workshop (1)
"Overview of the Dementia Early-stage Intensive Care Team and assessment tool"
Lecturer: Ms. Itahashi, Nurse, Kumamoto University Hospital
4. Dementia workshop (2)
"Looking back on the 'Kumamoto Model' of the Kumamoto Prefectural Dementia-related Disease Medical Center"
Lecturers: Mr. Kojima, Psychiatric social worker, Kumamoto University Hospital, Prof. Ikeda, Osaka University Hospital

5. Closing address


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★Prior to the case study workshop, the Center Leaders Meeting was held.
The center leaders reported their centers' activities during this fiscal year, direction of plans for the next fiscal year, and initiatives that are underway.







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★Mr. Miyahara talked about "Nanden-yute-mirou-kai (transliteration: Meeting for "say whatever you have to say") which is conducted with patients in waiting rooms, calling for the necessity of providing support tailored to the circumstances surrounding patients and their families and of creating social resources capitalizing on the regional features.


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★Mr. Sakaguchi pointed out that, under the current regional coordination system, coordinators are not clearly defined and that it takes time until intervention, while enabling patients to get certain consultations.


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★Ms. Itahashi gave an overview explanation of the "early-stage intensive-care support," while Mr. Kojima and Dr. Ikeda lectured on the progress of the "Kumamoto Model," including the issue surrounding the issuance of driver's licenses for dementia patients that will draw more attention due to the revision of the Road Traffic Act.

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                          ★The stints of Mr. Kojima, Ms. Itahashi, and Ms. Fuchigami of the Kumamoto Prefectural Dementia-related Disease Medical Center expire at the end of this fiscal year. Let us express our gratitude for their great services.

The 49th Case Study Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, April 15, 2017, at Kumamoto University Hospital.

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