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POLEPOLE October, 2005

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION JAPAN,NEWSLETTER

“POLE-POLE”

16,000 copies of pole pole are monthly published and delivered to

association members, supporting members, related institutes, governments, and the mass media.

Contents and Outline

PolePole for October ,2005

1. News and Information

l  People with diabetes have three times the normal chances of getting Alzheimer’s dementia. (Result of the search by Medical search Institute of Kyushu University, Japan)

l  3.5% of people took the memory loss check-up were diagnosed with dementia. (Result of a medical check-up of Tokushima city, Japan)

l  Florida Atlantic University Memory and Wellness Center issued <Self evaluation of driving for people with memory problem>

2. World Altzheimer Day

l  The commemorative lecture sponsored by headquarters was held at two places with the title <live happily with dementia > and <Care of dementia and mental support>

3. Steps of a day care facility in Gunma (Gunma branch)

4. Review of long –term care insurance system

l  From October, users must cover all the expenses for food and a room at facilities. This system change gives a severe damage to users and caregivers who manage to care with using short- stay services.

5. Letters from Members

l  Though my husband is suffering from several diseases, he is not allowed to enter a facility because of having dementia.

l  I request for clinical trial and approval of Alicept 10mg.

6. Reading Alzheimer’s disease ( Alzheimer’s disease in literature)    By Dr. Ozawa

7. A questionnaire survey about bearing the expenses in households caring PWD

8. Advice for care (From the telephone consultation cases)

9. Early detection and notification of dementia     By Dr. Asada

10Listen to my heart ! ( From notes written by PWD)

11Message from Mr.Takami, the president of AAJ, to Members

Experiences spoken at the lecture held at a branch

“Take heart till next month!”

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