Family members

Active role in the community

Fukuoka Orange Talent Bank

The Fukuoka Orange Talent Bank is an initiative that only people with dementia can participate in and shift from "support" for people with dementia to create opportunities where people with dementia can play an active role.
By registering in the talet bank, we will support participation in, for example, product development projects that incorporates the experience of people with dementia, as well as employment at companies.

認知症の方の調理機器開発での活躍 認知症の方の書店業務での活躍

Fukuoka Orange Partners

Fukuoka Orange Partners is a consortium composed of an all-Fukuoka collaboration of industry, academia, public and private partners working to create an environment where people with dementia can play an active role. It includes individuals with dementia, their families, corporations, organizations, healthcare and social care providers, and municipality representatives. They are all equal partners that voluntarily "learn", "think”, "collaborate" and "act" on dementia. The consortium explores possibilities to enable living to the full with dignity even with dementia, and to translate these ideas into practical efforts. Fukuoka Orange Partners empower individuals with dementia to lead meaningful lives, and envision a collaborative platform where all stakeholders contribute to fostering dementia-friendly communities.
What you have experienced and what you have devised in your daily life would lead to great hopes and hints for those who have been diagnosed with dementia or are worried that they may have dementia.
You can play an active role in co-creating a community that is easier to live in by sharing your opinions and ideas about what you would like to see in businesses and organizations.


Voices and writings of people with dementia

We share a collection of thoughts and lives of people with dementia and their families. Please feel free to share your daily trivialities, your joys, your troubles and so on with us. It would be helpful for those who are in the same situations as you.
Please feel free to contact us if you would like to help us communicate your message.

Social interaction

Dementia peer group meeting

Why don't people with dementia and their families get together and talk about their own experiences and opinions?
The Center hold a meeting for people with dementia and their families to discuss their experiences, hopes, and needs, and how to create a better life for themselves and a community that is easy to live in.
The Center is a place where people with dementia can take the lead in discussing and sharing their insights and opinions with the community, leading to the creation of a dementia-friendly community, so please feel free to join us.


Dementia cafe

Would you like to visit a Dementia cafe?
Dementia cafes, which are places where people with dementia, their families, and local residents can gather and interact with each other, are on the rise.
By supporting the launch and continued operation of dementia cafes, the Center promotes an environment where people with dementia and their families can live and work safely in the community.




認知症の人とのコミュニケーション・ケア技法「ユマニチュード」の講座を定期的に開催しています。(1回/月、90分程度)家族介護者向け・市民向け・専門職向け・救急医療機関向け・児童生徒向けなど対象者にあった講座を開催しています。 詳しくはこちら


Dementia-friendly design course

By incorporating "dementia-friendly design" into homes and other facilities, it is possible to create a living environment where people with dementia can live as independently and confidently as possible and live as one would like to live. Fukuoka City has developed a "Fukuoka Dementia-Friendly Design Guide" that outlines 30 points for creating an inclusive living environment for many people, including people with dementia.
In this course, we will explain in an easy-to-understand manner the basic concepts of the dementia-friendly design stipulated in this guide, as well as key points and schedule examples when introducing them into buildings.
The "Fukuoka Dementia-Friendly Design Guide" formulated by Fukuoka City can be downloaded from the city's website.


Dementia AR Experience session

In this session, participants will have the opportunity to experience the Dementia AR Experience called "Dementia Eyes".
The dementia AR experience is an augmented reality (AR) and enable you to experience elements of common visual symptoms of dementia, mainly Alzheimer's type. Through the experience, you will be able to understand the difficulties and anxiety felt by people with dementia, which will help you reflect on your past and future responses, and at the same time, you will be able to gain the insight on how to improve the environment such as potential hazard and easy-to-understand color combinations.





Consultation with experts and center staff

Individual consultation for Humanitude®

Appropriate support for people with dementia is important for them to live with peace of mind. We offer individual consultations on Humanitude®, a communication technique that conveys kindness to people with dementia, which is necessary in this process.

Individual consultation on dementia-friendly design

One of the keys to creating a living environment where people with dementia can live as independently and confidently as possible and live your life in a way that you want is to incorporate dementia-friendly design.
The Center provides individualized advice on the key points needed to introduce dementia-friendly design in your home, such as signage, color combinations, lighting, and furniture placement. Please take advantage of this service so that you can live at home with peace of mind.


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Opening hours 9:00 - 18:00

We are closed on Sundays, Mondays, National Holidays and the New Year's holiday.

【Opening hours】
  10:00 ー 18:00

Getting here

By Subway

Get off at Akasaka Subway Station, take Exit 3 and walk about 4 minutes.

By Bus (Nishitetsu Bus)

▷ From "Nagahama 2 chome" bus stop on Nanotsu Street
      Approximately 1 minute walk

▷ From "the Bureau of Judicial Affairs" bus stop on Showa Street
      Approximately 3 minutes walk

▷ From "Akasakamon" bus stop on Meiji-dori Street
      Approx. 4-minute walk

【 Underground toll parking lot 】
  Tarrif: 100 yen / 30 min.
  Parking space: 50 cars"

Address: 2nd floor, Airefu, 2-5-1, Maizuru, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka, 810-0073, Japan"

  • What is Dementia Friendly Center?

  • ・ Features of the Center

  • ・ About the Center

  • ・ Exhibition Area

  • ・ Lounge

  • ・ Consultation room / A place to be alone

  • ・ AR Experience Area

  • ・ Seminar Room



  • ・ Consultation room / A place to be alone

  • ・ AR Experience Area

  • ・ Seminar Room