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    Himajin

    Snap! I didn't know the word "scorn" was gender specific. Thanks

    The context of the quote, as used in the original play, is.

    Posted in: Woman arrested for setting fire to friend's house in Chiba

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    Himajin

    The man brought home the contents of the company safe over the holidays, I just read. I hope they catch them!

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    Himajin

    It's nearly impossible to find turkey, or even a whole chicken to cook for yoursel

    Unless you have a Costco near you. They sell whole chickens year round, and turkeys in December.

    Posted in: KFC Japan's New Year box

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    Himajin

    Were he working for Fedex, DHL, or UPS in America or another country, he would have been fired on the spot, and any damage to the packages deducted from his pay.

    Nope. I had two shipments damaged in the US, one an expensive item. both by the same driver. He was never fired, and it took weeks of fighting with UPS to be reimbursed. I was absolutely disgusted with the poor level of service.

    Posted in: Sagawa employee caught on YouTube throwing, kicking parcels

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    Himajin

    Great post, philly1. That's great that your mother could function with help. When MIL began showing signs of dementia, the home helper network here was in its infancy. The criteria for home help was all based on physical ability...can they stand on one foot? Wash themselves in the shower? Dress themselves? People like MIL who passed these criteria got three hours of help a week, despite the fact that her reasoning was shot, and she couldn't plan or cook meals and was starting to scrape the car every time she went out. They've since changed the criteria to include cognitive impairment.

    So very true about elders acting differently with different people. They often don 't like to admit to their children that they are failing, or have new aches and pains, but they will tell a caregiver. Some lash out at their own families, but act pleasantly with strangers. Having a caretaker they won't attack for backup is a blessing. Often it's the main caretaker who bears the brunt of the verbal abuse...they seem to target the person they feel most dependant on.

    It's a terrible job in most cases, and backwards, sexist thinking means that 90% or more of caregivers are wives, daughters and daughters-in-law.

    Ultrack, delusions of having been abducted or imprisoned (because they don't recognize their homes or family members) are common, an ankle bandwould be terribly upsetting for many. Normal logical thinking processes don't apply...MIL tried to burn a hospital ID off herself (!!) with a lighter she stole off someone, but first burned through an IV tube to get out of bed. I can imagine someone trying to cut off an ankle band.

    Posted in: Private detective agency to keep eye on senile seniors

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    Himajin

    You know some pretty awful people...

    Posted in: Private detective agency to keep eye on senile seniors

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    Himajin

    Sometimes the elderly live far from children, refuse to move to live with their children, live somewhere the family/husband can't transfer to...

    People have to make a living. Old people refuse to move to their kids's town, and if they're out in the boondocks good luck with finding work a the same pay level as the city.

    how swiftly the Japanese shove their own parents into nursing care homes

    Tell me your criteria to determine which elderly were put into a home 'too early'.

    and at least one person who stays at home all day (so-called "professional housewife")

    Simply having someone home all day is not enough. As dementia progresses many people become violent (although not all), incontinent, unable to swallow normal food, have malabsorption syndrome where no matter how much you feed them they continue to lose weight...have you ever taken care of anyone in that condition?

    I'm betting not. It's ALWAYS those who have no experience with someone with the mind of a child but the strength and will of an adult, someone who has never changed an adult diaper or swabbed the floors after accident,s that points their fingers and say families should do more.

    Posted in: Private detective agency to keep eye on senile seniors

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    Himajin

    Abe would never do such a thing.

    No, he just turned into Super Mario for the Olympic closing ceremony.

    (sheesh)

    Posted in: U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy performs 'Koi Dance' in Santa suit

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    Himajin

    The urge to get out or even escape comes from stress.

    Stress caused by not recognizing the home they live in, and trying to 'go home', or find their parents. I disagree that they wander because, as you stated above, they are not getting the care they need. They continue to try to escape even after placement in a facilities with abundant help 24 hours a day, which is why they have lockdown wards for the ones with the strongest desire to escape, or are violent. The symptoms of stress are not the fault of the caregivers, but are internally generated by the disease...inability to recognize a spouse, child, or in-law at their present age, looking for their long-dead parents, trying to fine their childhood homes, and other motivators.

    Posted in: City tags dementia sufferers with barcodes

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    Himajin

    Here's a link. The front of the car is pretty damaged, he may have been speeding,

    http://www.fnn-news.com/news/headlines/articles/CONN00344908.html

    Posted in: Man arrested over hit-and-run; 23-year-old victim in critical condition

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    Himajin

    Funny, no mention of the deaths/ injuries it has caused.

    I'm sure nowhere near the number of deaths or injuries due to texting behind the wheel and selfies.

    Posted in: Does Pokemon get you on the go? For a bit, says study

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    Himajin

    That they wander off is an indication that they aren't getting the treatment and support they need.

    Not always. Pacing and wandering are symptoms, there's no way to stop them. Many in the mid stages are obsessed with getting out of the house, and all it takes is their caregiver taking a shower or a bathroom break.

    Posted in: City tags dementia sufferers with barcodes

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    Himajin

    Come up with something better, then.

    Posted in: City tags dementia sufferers with barcodes

  • 0

    Himajin

    I see one a week or so.

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    Himajin

    It says it's a montage...

    Posted in: Changing world

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    Himajin

    Great"! I never thought I'd see it!

    Posted in: Abe to visit Pearl Harbor with Obama later this month

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    Himajin

    is also the largest amakudari employer for ex-coppers

    Not really, No. 18 on the list of amakudari destinations.

    Posted in: The government hopes to get a casino bill passed in the Diet this month. Do you think casinos should be legalized in Japan?

  • 0

    Himajin

    I saw some irresponsible twit driving a small truck with an iPad on the steering wheel

    That's terrible.

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    Himajin

    Razor Ramon is the name of the comedy duo. This is RG (Real Gay). HG (Hard Gay) is his partner. And yes, I feel stupid for after writing that.

    You saved me from writing it, thanks! ;-)

    Posted in: Japanese comedian parodies Trump in ramen skit

  • 0

    Himajin

    Take their keys away.

    If only it were that easy.

    People keep saying that taxis are expensive, but the cost of a kei car is 105 man, insurance is a few man a year, 10 man annually for gas ( a tank every couple of weeks for a small car), shaken etc...take that full amount of money and I'm sure it would last a long time if used for a taxi once or twice a week. Friends could taxi pool to the shops and doctor's appointments.

    Hellokitty123, your situation of no shops for 16km seems extreme...are there no home delivery options?

    Some provision needs to be made for increasing the frequency of license renewals with age,

    They are tested annually after the age of 75.

    Posted in: What to do about elderly drivers?

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