Title Associate Professor
Email kyamanak#@#human.tsukuba.ac.jp (please replace #@# with @)
URL https://www2.human.tsukuba.ac.jp/~kyamanak/
Degree Ph.D.
Division Disability Sciences
Research Field Clinical Geropsychology
Undergraduate Program School of Human Sciences, College of Disability Sciences
Graduate School Program (Main) Neuroscience (Master's Program, Doctoral Program)
Graduate School Program (Sub) Disability Sciences (Master's Program, Doctoral Program), Design (Master's Program)
Research Themes

Psychosocial interventions for people with dementia (PWD), and for people working or living with PWD, and developing assessment tools to examine the effects of interventions, from perspectives of geriatrics & gerontology.

Publications/Major Achievements
  • Hirotoshi Niikawa, Yoshiyuki Kawano, Katsuo Yamanaka, Tsuyoshi Okamura, Hiroki Inagaki, Kae Ito, Shuichi Awata (2019). Reliability and validity of the Japanese version of a self-report (DEMQOL) and carer-proxy (DEMQOL-PROXY) measure of health-related quality of life in people with dementia. Geriatrics and Gerontology International doi:10.1111/ggi.13646
  • Amano, T., Yamanaka, K., & Carpenter, BD. (2019). Reliability and validity of the Japanese version of the Alzheimer’s Disease Knowledge Scale. Dementia 18(2) 599-612 DOI:10.1177/1471301216685943
  • Katsuo Yamanaka, Yugo Ueda, & Chihiro Matsuda: CST (2017). International perspective; Japan (Chapter 11). Lauren A. Yates, Jennifer Yates, Martin Orrell, Aimee Spector, Bob Woods Eds.: Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for Dementia: History, Evolution and Internationalism (Aging and Mental Health Research). Routledge 220-232
  • Warren, N. J., Kamimura,A., Trinh, H. N., Stephens, E., Omi, K., Kanaoka, A., Ishikawa, A., & Yamanaka, K.(2015). Perceptions of aging and disability among college students in Japan. Journal of Education and Practice, 6(33), 52-60.
  • Noguchi, D., Kawano, Y., & Yamanaka, K., (2013). Care staff training in residential homes for managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia based on differential reinforcement procedures of applied behaviour analysis: a process research approach. Psychogeriatrics, 13(2), 108–117. doi:10.1111/psyg.12006
  • Yamanaka, K., Kawano, Y., Noguchi, D., Nakaaki, S., Watanabe, N., Takashi, A., & Spector, A. (2013). Effects of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Japanese Version (CST-J) for People with Dementia: A Single-Blind, Controlled Clinical Trial. Aging & Mental Health, 17(5), 579-86. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2013.777395
Scientific Membership

The Association of Japanese Clinical Psychology
Japanese Society of Clinical Geropsychology
Japanese Psychogeriatric Society
Japanese Society of Geriatric and Gerontological Behavioral Sciences
International Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) Centre

Social and Outreach Activity
Related Links

Yamanaka Lab’s HP