Professor Yasuyuki TAKI
Associate Professor Taizen NAKASE
Senior Lecturer Yoshio TAKAHASHI
Assistant Professor Yasuko TATEWAKI
Assistant Professor Yumi TAKANO
Assistant Professor Yoshimi OGAWA
Assistant Professor Benjamin THYREAU
Assistant Professor Kentaro OBA
Assistant Professor Gyegang DU
Assistant Professor Hiroshi SOGA
Assistant Professor Akari UNO
Research Associate Shuko NOMURA
Research Associate Takamitsu SHINADA
Research Associate Naoko KOUNOSU
Clinical Fellow Hae Woon BAEK

Our department stands at the forefront of brain science and geriatric medicine, conducting comprehensive research and clinical practice focused on dementia and diseases specific to the elderly. We have established a cognitive function outpatient clinic where we provide precise diagnosis and treatment through examination and testing of suspected cases of cognitive decline, as well as consultation on treatment decisions and coping strategies for severe dementia with peripheral symptoms. In addition, we are actively introducing new drugs for Alzheimer’s disease that have recently begun to be used in clinical practice, and are participating in many clinical trials and new drug development for dementia. In clinical research, we elucidate the pathophysiology of dementia and cognitive impairment across all ages using state-of-the-art imaging and physiological examinations, and disseminate our findings to the world. Furthermore, we aim to provide better medical care through clinical research to solve problems such as polypharmacy and delirium in geriatric medicine.

Moreover, we are vigorously engaged in basic research to solve the challenges posed by the super-aging society. To this end, we are promoting joint industry-academia research that utilizes the university’s diverse research seeds while collaborating with many companies. Our department covers a wide range of areas related to the health of the elderly, including brain development, aging, lifestyle habits, and genetic factors. Specifically, we are conducting intervention studies to clarify how various factors related to daily life, such as dietary habits, exercise habits, and artistic activities, affect the physical function, cognitive function, and psychological state of the elderly. Ultimately, we aim to connect the results obtained through joint industry-academia research to social implementation, recognizing that responding to the super-aging society is an important issue that universities and industry should work together to address.