We have researched the reality and the future of the consumer education to the elderly as well as elderly with slight dementia supported by the Grant of Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology [MET]. We executed the questionnaire investigation and the evaluation for the experiments. We report in this paper about those contents, the results of the mail survey and the future way of advancing our plan. The mail survey shows that (a) social welfare facilities will be short, therefore a consumption education for the elderly will be needed, and also (b) we should enrich the nursing care of the society and increase the number of people talented for welfare and nursing care.
The priority of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) to hemiplegic patients on the affected side must be reconsidered due to a lack of effect in its procedure. By the improvement of the theory and techniques of PNF, the improvement of therapeutic effects on hemiplegia patients could be expected in connection with their progress, however the outcome of medical examination has hardly been changed on hemiplegia patients at the clinical aspect over the last 40 years. Although PNF is thought to be more suitable for the normalization of a movement pattern to perform synthetic coordinated movements by affected side priority, it takes too long to lead to the active contraction of the peripheral muscles. Sometimes, even the atrophy of an unaffected side and the trunk can be seen. In considering the PNF of unaffected side priority the effect of facilitation is larger than that of affected side priority. Therefore, if the unaffected priority is used a smaller number of patients will be bedridden by atrophy and contracture. From the recent research on new born power of a neural stem cell (NSC), the elucidation of the mechanism for the effectiveness of the kinetic rehabilitation by the unaffected side priority enables us to expect the functional recovery of a damaged area. The NSC would also affect to the rehabilitation in the realm of the nervous system. It's recommended to try to use and get the evidence of PNF by unaffected side priority.