Japan has the world’s highest proportion of older people. To better prepare the future disaster incidents for older people, identifying challenges in the their lives is critical for effective disaster risk reduction. Technological disasters such like the nuclear power have a long- term impact on the health of the affected population than natural disasters. The purpose of this study is to gain a detailed understanding challenges of displaced older people in technological disaster situation. We carried out with twelve older people who have been moved in Tokyo. Respondents seek opportunities to talk with their friends and felt that their interactions with others were reduced. The reason why they lost their community and relationship neighbors from when they have evacuated. A majority of respondents reported that their life activities has changed after taking refuge in Tokyo.
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Author(s): Nahoko Okamoto
older people, Disaster preparedness, vulnerable, wisdom, Community Health Doctors,Physician,Medical Profession,General Medical Services