Dementia voice training

What is dementia voice training?

In order for people with dementia to continue living in a familiar community, it is important to watch over them in the community.
Due to dementia, it may happen that "I lost my home" or "I got lost while walking".
Before they go far away, or in order to quickly find and watch over people who have wandered off from afar, local people actually participate in training to greet them.
In Itabashi Ward, we have started "dementia voice training" in the community since 2016.


  • Support and watch over people with dementia and their families Raise awareness in the community and promote understanding of dementia
  • Strengthening regional cooperation that allows people to talk to each other and watch over
  • Dementia supporters can participate as one of the activities in the community
  • Aiming to create a community where people with dementia can live with peace of mind


Training points are set up in local shops and residential areas, and people with dementia stand by in each scenario.
Participants go around training points, talk to each other, and consider and reflect on their responses in groups.


The drills are held in various places such as residential areas and shopping areas, depending on the location and participants. It is implemented in the following flow.
Note: Depending on the region and schedule, the content and the participation of police stations may change.

  1. Explanation of lectures and training
  2. Traveling in groups and practicing speaking to each other in the community
  3. Group work and presentation after returning to the venue
  4. Lectures from the police station, etc.

Implementation status


  • 2 locations (Akatsuka district, Nakamachi district)
  • 74 participants


  • Implementation area 6 locations (Narimasu area, Kamiitabashi area, Tokumaru area, Takashimadaira area, Shimura area, Nakaitabashi area)
  • 162 participants


  • 8 locations (Takashimadaira district, Nakadai district, Shimizu district, Shimura district, Narimasu district, Nakamachi district, Sakashita district, Akatsukashinmachi district)
  • 157 participants


  • Implementation area 9 locations (Nakajuku area, Maeno area, Shimizu area, Takashimadaira area, Kumano area, Shimura area, Shimoakatsuka area, Itabashi area, Higashisakashita area)
  • 221 participants


  • Three implementation areas (Kamiitabashi area, Fujimi area, Kumano area)
  • 55 participants


  • 5 locations (2 locations in Kamiitabashi area, Shimura area, Takashimadaira area, Itabashi area)
  • 47 participants

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