Discovery of Aging and Frailty

AMADA Josuke September 25, 2011 Kadokawa Gakugei Shuppan Publishing, 256p.
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AMADA Josuke September 25, 2011 Discovery of Aging and Frailty, Kadokawa Gakugei Shuppan Publishing, 256p. ISBN-10:4047034959 ISBN-13: 978-4047034952 1890 [amazon][kinokuniya]


Toward aging and frailty, how are the elderly and their caregivers facing the fact? This book describes real-life images of the elderly care that encompasses complicated emotions by providing concrete examples of families and nursing homes etc., and views social systems that support aging flexibly from the aspect of caring. (from web KADOKAWA)
Pains and aches toward "inability"-- I would like all care-related individuals to read this book. WASHIDA Kiyokazu (Philosopher)

◆Discovery of 'Aging and Frailty'
Focusing on scenes of aging and questioning the society that supports aging. The emergence of social science of aging.

■Table of Contents


Introductory Chapter Inability to Do What Was Able to Do: Minds and Bodies of People in Borderline States
 1 Why Have I Been Attracted to Examine Aging of Society and/or Aging?
 2 Facts that Those who Are Able to Do Are Undergoing Transition to Those who Are Unable to Do
 3 They Are Interesting because of Their Borderline Status
 4 They Are Interesting because They Are the Majority among Those who Have Difficulties in Living

Chapter 1 Being Stuck in a Self-image in which "I Am Able to Do": Protecting Myself for Survival
 1 A Yardstick of the Self-image in which "I Am Able to Do" Has Made 'Aging and Frailty' Severer
 2 I Cannot Control 'Aging and Frailty' at All
 3 We Cannot Help Exposing Our Bodies to Others
 4 Resisting to 'Aging and Frailty' for Survival
 5 There Is Also Some Resistance to 'Aging and Frailty' in Order to Survive Together
 6 We Discriminate or Deny Ourselves
 7 Falling into Vicious Circle Loop of "Anxiety" and "Coping"
 8 Anxieties and Distresses Have Been Enhanced
 9 Sensitiveness to Views to Others / from Others
 10 Coping with in Order not to Be Felt Bad by Others
 11 A Norm that "I Should Be Just Like Myself"
 12 "The Elderly with Dementia" Exist as Those who Reach Out Others
 13 Management to Prevent from Labeling as a Result of a Cooperation between "the Elderly with Dementia" and Caregivers
 14 Assurance in Narratives of Those who Are Aging and Frail Is Gradually Diminished
 15 "My" Distresses and Conflicts from "Your" 'Aging and Frailty'
 16 Conflicts Generated from Perception of "Your" Bitterness towards "My" 'Aging and Frailty'

Chapter 2 Caring Families who Undergo Transition to Inability: Living the Present, with Being Tied to the Past
 1 We Cannot Help Caring under a Spell of Fate
 2 Caring Feverishly in Ambiguous Situations
 3 Narratives with Cracks / Conflicts as a Result of Ambiguous Responsibilities for Caring
 4 Viewing as "the Elderly with Dementia" / Selecting Care under a Spell of Fate
 5 Re-narrating Stories of Caring / Escaping from One's Own Roles
 6 Ambiguous Situations of Caring: Caring Feverishly in Obscure Situations
 7 Publicness / Control of Care
 8 Institutionalization of Care
 9 Restructuring of "Significance of Care": Opportunity toward Re-stabilization of Order

Chapter 3 To be Aging as a Married Couple: The Relationship Is Open to Others while Being Closed
 1 In Processes of a "Happy Old Couple" Being Aging and Frail
 2 Excessive Control and a "Sense of Guilt"
 3 It Was Hidden by Interpretations of Home Care Workers
 4 Discouraged Caring and Excessive "Concerns"
 5 Excessive Concerns
 6 Ordinary Sense of Home Care Workers
 7 Finding out "what Are Understood" Constantly
 8 Showing "Shame" and "Heartbreak"
 9 "Simply I Cannot Control My Mind"
 10 Pitfall of Thinking that "I Am the Only One who Can Do It"
 11 Fluctuation of Feeling after Entering an Institution
 12 Withdrawal / Maintaining a Distance from Self-esteem or Pride

Chapter 4
 1 To Be Aging in an Institution: Bearing up what Are Difficult to Bear up and Enduring what Are Difficult to Endure
 2 Communication Order among "The Elderly with Dementia"
 3 Meaningful Story Hidden in "Wanders"
 4 Definition of 'Places' by "the Elderly with Dementia"
 5 Practices of Differentiation by Differentiated Individuals
 6 Trials to Maintain Self-esteem or Pride by "the Elderly with Dementia" in "the Back Rooms"
 7 Exhausted Feeling Caused by Vicious Circle Loop
 8 Memory Test: Ceremony of 'Subordination'
 9 An Order Device Named "Maternity"
 10 Trap of Routine Tasks
 11 Absence of "Overlapping" of Stories / Isolation of "Definition of Places"
 12 Rhetoric of Discipline
 13 Fictionalization of Familiarity
 14 Behaviors that Risk One's Life to Protect Oneself as "Resistance"

Chapter 5 To Be Aging in This Society: 'Aging' in Postwar Japanese Society
 1 Families that Are Torn in Order to Live
 2 Due to Marginal "Aid" to Live
 3 Continuity between Prewar / Postwar in Japanese Society
 4 Labor / Employment Systems in Postwar Japanese Society
 5 The Elderly in "Postwar Japanese Style Labor / Employment: Security System"
 6 The Current Situation of Resource Transfer Between Generations under "Japanese Style Labor / Employment: Security System"
 7 Living with / Leaving from Families to Live

UP:November 17, 2011 REV:November 18, 2011/November 21, 2011
Translation by TAMURA Noriko
Proofread by KATAOKA Minoru
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