Professor Rie Yamanoi (Dept. of Social Work, Meisei University, Tokyo) is currently a visiting scholar in the School. Her main research interest is older people's care in the community (e.g. prevention of social isolation, care management). She met and discussed her research and community projects with Drs Sarah Donnolly, Nao Kodate and researchers from the Alzheimer Society of Ireland and Wicklow Dementia Friendly.