1. NEWS AND INFORMATION
* Suicide in dementia: 9-year national clinical survey in England and Wales
(British Journal of Psychiatry)
*Hospital diagnosed dementia and suicide (America Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
* Suicide cases increase after early detection of Alzheimer’s disease (Sydney Morning Herald)
2. AAJ HEADQUARTERS UPDATE
AAJ hosted the lectures for World Alzheimer’s Day in Kyoto and Tokyo. In addition, 44 branches held various outreaches such as signature-collecting campaigns, memory walks and lectures in 96 places, and 1800 people participated including kids, the
mayors and PWDs.
“The latest report of dementia care through practical activities ”
4. LETTERS FROM MEMBERS
*It is said: “ The key to dementia care is to try to see it from where PWDs are
standing. But I am sick and tired of taking care of my mother. Who can see it from
where I am standing? (48-year-old woman)
*My mother was diagnosed with dementia 8 years ago and is suffering from the aftereffect of cerebral infarction. She eats meals with her fingers. But I don’t care because I think that fingers are useful tools for eating. (61-year-old woman)
5. MY OPINION ON SOCIAL SECURITY
“From the viewpoint of family caregivers” By T Nakamura
6. ACTIVITIES OF CHAPTERS FROM NORTH TO SOUTH
7. GLOBAL FAMILY
6. MESSAGE FROM PWDS
The report of the meeting of younger persons with dementia in Chiba
7. PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
We published a book titled “Live together!” this month. The book consists of 52 short stories of tough experiences of their caregiving written by AAJ members. Each story is a powerful message to cheer struggling family caregivers. I am very proud of the book and thank the members who wrote and sent those precious stories.
Take care and take heart till next month.