Fukuoka City is looking to introduce a form of dementia care called “humanitude” to nursing facilities. This care method originated in France approximately 40 years ago and focuses on eye contact, respecting each patient’s dignity and reducing the burden on nurses. It has been practiced in facilities throughout Japan for the last five years, but it is rare to see a local government take the decision to spread the Humanitude model throughout their municipality. This decision comes after the Tokyo Medical Center praised the caregiving style following field work that was conducted in Fukuoka in 2016. Source: Yomiuri Shimbun, 2/3/2018
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