1. 1. NEWS AND INFORMATION

  1. 2. AAJ HEADQUARTER UPDATE

AAJ and the chapters are going to host more than 40 events for World Alzheimer’s Day all over Japan under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Labor. There will be several presentations by PWDs at those events.

  1. 3. SPECIALIST’S COMMENT

Homecare for PWDs from the onset to the terminal stage    By Dr.Sugiyama.

  1. 4. INFORMATION ABOUT LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE AND SOCIAL SECURITY
  1. 5. LETTERS FROM MEMBERS

*My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s recently and I hesitated about telling her friends. To my surprise my mother has many visitors and heart-warming letters.  I am thankful for all the encouragement and decided to care for her the best I can.

*My mother was sent to a mental hospital from the dementia care group-home where she had been for a few years because she became imbalanced. She had been moved every six months according to the Japanese medical system.

She has no place to settle down and has no chance to vote to change such misgovernment.

  1. 6. CARE EXPERIENCE

  1. 7. ACTIVITIES OF AAJ CHAPTERS

  1. 8. BOOK REVIEW

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

The Aichi chapter of AAJ hosts the course for family members of PWDs which includes the study of dementia and peer counseling.

The staff got feedback after the course from the members, such as ”I got knowledge through the course” and “I got an objective view of my daily care for my father with self-awareness”.

10. MESSAGES FROM PWDS

11. PRESIDENT’S COMMENT

TAKE HEART AND TAKE CARE TILL NEXT MONTH