THIS restaurant in Japan has dementia patients serving guests
The Restaurant of Many Orders is a pop-up restaurant in central Tokyo that has 17 waiters and waitresses who suffer from dementia. However, diners at the restaurant have no complaints with the service.
The initiative has been started by 38-year-old NHK television director Shiro Oguni who wanted to create awareness about dementia and allow the public to interact with the dementia patients in a safe environment.
Dementia patients receive enough support from the hotel staff to ensure that they are not afraid of making mistakes while serving customers.
Professional cooks prepared the dishes for customers who were required to register in advance. The organizers included a dementia nursing care home.
Japan has always been ahead of other countries in confronting dementia and beating the stigma of the disorder that affects nearly five million Japanese citizens.