2010 Volume 4 Issue 1 Pages 13-17
According to the estimation of Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, there will be 3.8 million of dementia elderly in Japan in 2045. It is an urgent task to prepare enough volume of quality community services for the dementia persons. It is also important to organize the flexible system which makes it possible for the dementia cases to use institutional and community services according to their condition. This requires a good care management system. Based on their quality care management system, the Onomichi Medical Association (OMA) has developed a fine-tuned care management system for dementia persons, so called the OMA method on dementia care management programs. In this article, the authors would like to explain the overview of this system.