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HMSC meeting 1 Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia アルツハイマーと認知症

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“Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia”Dr. Hitoshi Sohma, Professor and Director(Sapporo Medical Univ. Center for Medical Educ.)

English with Japanese Summary Explanation、Sapporo Medical University (S1W17) East Bldg. 1F, Entrance is free for everyone.

5月28日(土) 13:30-16:30 (途中休憩、茶菓あり)

演題: 認知症,特にアルツハイマー病を学びませんか

演者:相馬 仁(札幌医科大学,医療人育成センター)



Dr. Sohma began the presentation by sharing an edited version of a speech delivered by Dr. Gary Small which is accessible on YouTube.  I recommend that you watch the full version of his speech because you can select the “Close Captioned” option and read the English for those who might feel the spoken English is too fast.  However, do keep in mind that the captions are not perfect as they are machine generated.  In his talk, Dr. Sohma basically shared abut half of this speech at the meeting.  There is a PowerPoint file which corresponds to the slides that Dr. Sohma chose from the video clip by Dr. Small.  These were prepared bilingually to help the Japanese audience to be able to follow the rapid spoken English.

Dr. Small’s speech can be viewed by clicking on the link below.  You can expand it to full screen view. ~ Please go to HMSC website ( for presentation.

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March 18, 2017 at 5:52 am

セブ島から感謝 Thanks from Cebu

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The gift box arrived in early January and my friends got together to open the box. They look happy!


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March 18, 2017 at 5:24 am

フィリピンにクリスマスカードとプレゼント Long-term relationship with Filipino

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We have been in touch with two groups in the Philippines, one in Manila and the other is in Cebu. At Christmas time we send Christmas cards  and some donated items (towels, toys, clothes, etc. ) . Usually we buy big boxes to send them there. This time our delivery was late and the boxes arrived after Christmas but recipients were very happy.


last minute cards to the boxes

making cards at NGO festival

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March 18, 2017 at 5:13 am

長らくごぶさた Long time silence

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I’m sorry for not being able to write in this page for a long time. As a Secretary General of Go!Fly!!Wheelchairs I have been occupied with lots of work.
Neighbors made a new leaflet and the group of senior citizens from different cultures that named MSC (Multinational Senior Community) is very active. We also support people in the Philippines as well.

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March 18, 2017 at 5:02 am

MSC New Year Party 外国人高齢者の会新年会

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On January 23rd, we had MSC(Multinational Senior Community) New Year Party at Clark Center. About 40 people attended and enjoyed the potluck buffet, performances and a bingo game. This time there new members came to join and everyone seemed to have a good time.



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January 24, 2016 at 3:36 am

Wheelchair Cafe held in Cebu 車いすカフェ

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It has been more than three months since we did this ‘wheelchair cafe’ in Cebu. I have waited to finish the whole project, but feel that at least I have to write a bit about our activities. This was funded by ‘Imai Memorial Foundation’ and it was meant to follow what we did with JICA early this year.

We had nearly 40 participants during our operation of ‘Wheelchair cafe’ and we could fix or maintained some 15-20 wheelchairs there. Some participants came from the neighbors city of Talisay to help us, because they were trained in January. Overall this tproject was successful and we want to continue supporting the people with disabilities in the Philippines.



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November 2, 2015 at 1:48 am

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Festival in JICA JICA ふれあいフェスタ

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 We joined a festival at JICA Sapporo on August 30th. There were people from many different countries and everyone seemed to enjoy the last summer day.



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September 2, 2015 at 1:51 pm

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