ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION JAPAN, MEWSLETTER
BULLETIN NO,309 April 2006
- 1. NEWS & INFORMATION
l DR. Leon A Simmons and others reported that moderate drink and gardening are effective in preventing dementia in their study of 2805 people over 16years.
(Source: The Medical Journal of Australia, Jan.2006)
l The court of Tennessee certified the marriage between an 83-year-old man diagnosed with dementia and a 48-year-old caregiver in spite of his family’s objection.
(Source: Tennessean.com Feb.6th)
l Korean government announced that Long Term Care Insurance will start in 2008.
(Source: The Korea Times, Feb.7th)
- 2. UPDATE FROM AAJ HEADQUATERS
The board of AAJ will make a proposal to change the Japanese name of AAJ at the next general meeting on June 3rd . The proposal of new name “ ninnchishou no
Hito to kazoku no kai” means “ People with Dementia and their Families association. One of the reasons for the change is that the present name does not include the participation of the PWDs themselves.
- 3. A heart of “Anytime Anywhere”
By Hideo Kawahara, Representative for National Network of Group-Home
An approach to build a comfortable community for PWDs and their families
- 4. LETTERS FROM MEMBERS
l I have been taking care of my old wife for 8 years. I am old too, so the
guardianship system is very helpful.
l I am at a loss how to care for my mother suffering from dementia, though I am
a professional carer. To understand dementia intellectually and is different from being a good family carer.
5. Advice for care AAJ Telephone counselor
6. Book review
7. Activities of AAJ chapters
8. Sharing care with a global family
A carer’s case in Korea
9.The prevention of dementia Dr. Yoshio Miyake
10 . Listen to my heart-Message from PWDs
11. President’s column
The change of Japanese name of AAJ
Take heart and Take care till next month!!