ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION JAPAN, MEWSLETTER

“Pole-Pole”

BULLETIN NO,313 August 2006

office@alzheimer.or.jp

http://www.alzheimer.or.jp

NEWS AND INFORMATION

l  Younger people with dementia and their families in U.S are confronting financial and social difficulties in their lives which arise from such factors as inadequate social security and services, the ignorance of medical staff and their poor health condition of them.

Alzheimer’s Disease Association U.S has made a claim to the government. for expanded public assistance                                                    (Alzheimer’s Association USA)

l  The Federal Government of Australia announced that they found the Training Center of Dementia for medical professionals in Wollongong Univ. South Wales by 2006, August.

HEAD QUARTER UP-DATE

l  The 13th World Alzheimer Day’s Slogan of Alzheimer’s Disease International is “ No time to lose”  and of Alzheimer’s Association Japan is “Let’s learn and talk about dementia! Let’s make PWD and their Families supported community! ”

AAJ and its chapters will hold street campaigns and meetings at more than 40cities all over Japan.

LETTERS FROM AAJ MEMBERS

CARE EXPERIENCE

TELEPHONE COUNSELING

BOOK REVIEW

ACTIVITIES OF CHAPTERS

SPECIALIST’S COMMENT

Home Terminal care for PWDs

By Dr. Tsukamoto

CURRENT INFORMATION ON SOCIAL SECURITY

l  Medical expense for the elderly people is increasing along with recent social policy changes such as increasing of tax and charges for care services.

MESSAGE FROM PWDS “ LISTEN TO MY HEART ”

l  Diary of a 51 year old woman with dementia

MESSAGE FROM T.TAKAMI, PRESIDENT OF AAJ

A judgment in the case of a son who was taking care of his mother and murderd her was 2 years 6 months  imprisonment with 3 years probation, which is a penalty less than that initially demanded by the prosecution.

The Chief Justice said that one of the reasons for this murder case was the blunt refusal of his application for public assistance. The Long Term Care Insurance System and the attitudes of civil servants towards the application was a problem.

Although murder cannot be forgiven, I agree with the chief justice’s speech.

The present situation of the government policy and local administration should be held responsible.

Take heart and take care till next month!