ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION JAPAN, MEWSLETTER
BULLETIN NO,310 May 2006
1･NEWS & IMFORMATION
*Bringing the Wandering Home System from the USA.
“Safe Return” By Alzheimer’ s Association US.
“Project Lifesaver” By Clerk County Safe Agency, Indiana State
(Source:The Denver Chanel.com, March 20th, News Tribune.net, March25th)
*The Korean Government announced a five-year plan for providing dementia care and has started discussing the change of the term “chimae”, which means dementia.
(Source:The Korea Times March 5th)
*The more people drink Green Tea, the less they suffer from dementia.
(Source:American Journal of Clinical Nutrition Feb, 2006)
2･UPDATE FROM AAJ HEADQUARTERS
*Information on AAJ Annual General Meeting
*The statement of accounts of 2005 and the budget for 2006
An approach to building a comfortable community for PWDs and their families.
By H. Kawahara, Group-home Manager
4･LETTERS FROM MEMBERS
*We parted with our car after my husband was diagnosed with dementia. He has been driving for 40 years and can still drive, but I was worried that he might have an accident. We miss our car, though there is no inconvenience with transportation with city bus and subway, and no worry about an accident.
His beloved car gone
My husband lingers
Alone in the garage;
With an oppressed heart
I call him to dinner.
(Translated By Steve Wolfe)
*After consultations with a physician, a gynecologist, and medical examinations such as a CT and MRI, my wife was finally diagnosed with dementia by a psychiatrist. It was a long way to get to
the appropriate care and treatment. I am writing this letter so that our experience helps other
5･CARE EXPERIENCES FROM CHAPTERS’ NEWSLETTERS
6･ADVICE FOR CARE BY AAJ TELEPHONE COUNSELOR
Mr. Mizuki, Japanese PWD who has started a blog received a message from Ms. Cristine Bryden,
an Australian PWD and board member of Alzheimer’s Association Australia
9･ ACTIVITIES OF THE AAJ CHAPTERS
10･DR’S COMMENT: “ The Prevention of Dementia” By Dr. Miyake
11･MESSAGE FROM PWDs: “LISTEN TO MY HEART”
Take heart and care till next month!