Communities and schools

Active role in the community

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.
The experiences of people with dementia and their innovations in daily life can be of great value as end users of products and services. Our goal is to contribute to the creation of new value through the involvement of companies and people with dementia as experts through the experience of dementia.

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Social interaction

Fukuoka Orange Partners

We can assist you in setting up a dementia cafe and keeping it running. Please feel free to contact us for more information.
1. Lectures for future cafe founders
We offer a start-up course for people who want to start a dementia cafe or who want to start a cafe but are not sure what to do. We will also introduce you to cafes that are already in operation and help coordinate visits.
You can hold a traial cafe at the Center.
2. Social meeting for cafe operators
We hold a social meeting with people who run dementia cafes. Let's exchange information and share your issues, and solve them together instead of worrying alone.


Learn and experience

Humanitude® Course

We regularly hold a training session on "Humanitude®", a communication and care technique for people with dementia, once a month, about 90 minutes at a time. We have various sessions including for family caregivers, general public, care professionals, emergency medical services, children, and businesses. For more information, please click here.


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.


Dementia Supporter Training Course

We hold a regular course to train people to become a dementia supporter who understands dementia correctly and live together with people with dementia and their families without prejudice. We have the course lasting about 90 minutes once a month. Participants will receive a "Dementia Supporter Card", which is a proof of being a "Dementia Supporter".

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.

Request a guided tour of the Center.

Please contact us if you would like to visit and have a guided tour of the Center.


Upcoming Events

Contact us


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