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    Himajin

    a culture that somehow insists that people should take frequent baths which wastes a lof of water and energy

    Water is something Japan doesn't often have a problem with. As for energy, shut the heater off when everyone's done bathing instead of leaving it on the default 4 hours. I made a floating lid for our bath because the bathmaker didn't make lids for it. A foam picnic sheet, one of the thick ones coated with foil on one side...make a note of your normal water level, then cut the foam to fit the tub well. We saved 6,000 off our gas bill the first month we used it. Heat loss makes the heater run. Lots of things you can do, without giving up the bath.

    Posted in: Japan's 'zero waste town' attracting foreign visitors

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    Himajin

    Strangerland, I saw this headline in more than one place early yesterday morning when I checked the news...

    “Trump cites non-existent terrorist attack ‘last night in Sweden’ to justify Muslim ban at Florida rally”

    Posted in: Trump comment about immigration 'problems' baffles Sweden

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    Himajin

    This sounds good! You can make 'bread' slices out of cauliflower, and pizza crust.

    The iron You has a lot of cauliflower recipes-

    http://www.theironyou.com/

    Posted in: Cauliflower is a surprisingly versatile vegetable

  • 4

    Himajin

    What would you do?

    Use the phone in the ATM to call the center.

    Posted in: Record Y3.6 bil in cash reported as lost property in Tokyo in 2016

  • 4

    Himajin

    premeditated, maybe not consciously intentional, but premeditated

    'Premeditated' means consciously planned and carried out...

    Posted in: Epileptic driver jailed for 10 years over accident that killed 2 pedestrians

  • 0

    Himajin

    You people are incredible. A man with dementia a 'cold–blooded killer?' The death penalty? Lock up his family? Take away their property?

    “ By this logic, a drunk person or someone high on mushrooms should not be arrested under the same grounds of being " not 100% aware of the risks because was on drugs."

    Absolutely not. Somebody getting blotto in a bar or using drugs well remembers they came by car, can remember everything up to getting drunk/high and can draw conclusions and understand what happened once sober, but someone with dementia is severely limited in what they can recall.

    According to Japanese news articles the man left his house the day before to throw out trash, couldn't remember his way back, and drove all night in a panic, and then hit the school kids. They have the record of the ETC that shows him getting on and off the highway in numerous places all night.

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    Himajin

    He's a 'former part-time employee' according to a couple articles, which is probably why they didn't mention the company name.

    Posted in: Ex-courier company employee arrested over 2016 murder

  • 3

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    They can't be kept indefinitely. He was released to his family, and started having problems soon after. His family was in the process of getting him re-admitted when the crime occurred.

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    Himajin

    1927 would have been Taisho 16. I know that because MIL was born in Taisho 15, and at one point was writing her birthdate as year one of Showa, as it ' sounded more modern, and was the same year anyway'.

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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

  • -1

    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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  • 0

    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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    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

  • 4

    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

  • 5

    Himajin

    You know some pretty awful people...

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

  • 5

    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

  • 12

    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

  • 0

    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

  • 0

    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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