- 1. NEWS AND INFORMATION
WHO published the report “Neurological Disorders: Public Health Challenges” on Feb. 27th, which presents seven articles for the improvement of QOL of PWDs and their families.
- 2. AAJ HEADQUARTER UPDATE
The 28th Annual AAJ General Meeting was held on June 2nd. The participants discussed the payment for fulltime board members and other issues. At the end of the meeting Mr.Mizuki, PWD, made a speech entitled “Seeking the Fulfilled Life.”
- 3. SPECIALIST’S COMMENT
By Dr. Sugiyama
Home care for PWDs from the beginning to the terminal stage
- 4. INFORMATION ABOUT LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE AND SOCIAL SECURITY
- 5. LETTERS FROM MEMBERS
*It is too hard for me to pay 20,000 dollars more for a nursing home and daycare center for our parents. I am very anxious about how long I can afford it.
*My friend who is taking care of her husband with serious dementia cannot be taken to the hospital for her severe backache because there are no facilities to take care of her husband.
5. CARE EXPERIENCE
- 6. SPECIALIST’S COMMENT
The discussion of the invention of Alicept and other new drugs for dementia by Dr. Sugimoto
- 7. ACTIVITIES OF AAJ CHAPTERS
- 8. MOVIES
- 9. MESSAGES FROM PWDS: “Need to talk and meet!”
Overnight trip for PWDs carried out by the AAJ Toyama Chapter on May 18th. All participants shared a beautiful landscape, delicious food and friendly conversation. They exchanged frank views such as “all of you are my friends and also rivals,” “I want to work! I have energy but don’t have a job” and “I wonder how I will be from now onward”
- 10. PRESIDENT’S COMMENT
Recently the change of the Constitution has been argued in the Diet. But I think it must not be changed. I am proud of the present Japanese Constitution, which pursues the high ideal of world peace. AAJ is seeking an ideal society for PWDs and their families, too. I choose the way of life to strive to realize this ideal.
TAKE HEART AND TAKE CARE TILL NEXT MONTH!