1. 1. NEWS AND INFORMATION

*The Japanese pharmaceutical company EISAI has contracted with the Swedish pharmaceutical company BIOARCTIC NEUROSCIENCE to develop immunotherapy for Alzheimer’s disease.

  1. 2. AAJ HEADQUARTER UPDATE

AAJ chapters all over Japan are acting to propagate the policy for long term care insurance of AAJ. Members are visiting mayors, governors, and various organizations and explaining the policy face to face.

  1. 3. SPECIALIST’S COMMENT

“The actual conditions of care workers at nursing homes”        By Toshiya Hirosue

Public subsidies for the facilities have been decreasing in the process of privatization. Almost all private facilities have financial problems. The average bonus of care workers is 80% of public officials’.

  1. 4. LETTERS FROM MEMBERS

*Officers in charge of social welfare should have practical experience in the field in such areas as incontinence care and should know the actual situation of care workers. If their working conditions never improve, there will be no care workers in Japan. (59-year-old woman)

5. CARE EXPERIENCE

6. ACTIVITIES OF AAJ CHAPTERS

7. INFORMATION ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY AND SOCIAL WELFARE

8. BOOK REVIEW

9. PRACTICE REPORT ON COMMUNITY CARE FOR PWDS AND THEIR FAMILIES

“Two cases of terminal care at my group-home”         By Kuniko Nakamura

10. MESSAGES FROM PWDS

11. PRESIDENT’S COMMENT

TAKE HEART AND TAKE CARE TILL NEXT MONTH!!