【Newspaper】Interview with Prof. Yoshiyuki Nezu published in the Saitama edition of the Yomiuri Shimbun on Thursday, August 10, 2023
An interview with Prof. Yoshiyuki Nezu appeared in the Saitama edition of the Yomiuri Shimbun on Thursday, August 10, 2023.
Mr. Nezu, a visiting professor at Saitama Medical University and the chairperson of the executive committee of the "Nursing and Care Technology Project Promotion Committee," has popularized and established his caregiving techniques as standard procedures in the Saitama Medical University Group. The book entitled "Saitama Medical University Style: Comprehensive Techniques for Assistance that Require No Force" is published by Kodansha.
In the interview, Prof. Nezu discusses how he developed this revolutionary caregiving technique and how it is superior to conventional one.
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Saitama Medical University
Visiting Professor Nezu
“Caregiving that Require No Strength” is now a book.
Yoshiyuki Nezu (62 years old), a visiting professor at Saitama Medical University in Moroyama, has published a book titled "Saitama Medical University Style: Comprehensive Techniques for Assistance that Require No Force" from Kodansha. The book provides caregivers with easy-to-understand tips on how to care for their loved ones without back pain, using photos and video clips. Mr. Nezu says, "I hope this book will help caregivers who are struggling with physical problems.
Mr. Nezu smiles as he holds his book, "Comprehensive Techniques for Assistance that Require No Force," at Saitama Medical University.
Mr. Nezu became bedridden due to a stroke at the age of 39, and his wife took on the responsibility of caring for him. Seeing his wife, who was struggling to take care of him, he began to study on his own to see if he could come up with a caregiving technique that would reduce the burden on the caregiver. He still suffers from paralysis in the left side of his body and has almost no grip strength in both hands. He wrote the book to let people know that there are methods of caregiving that can be performed even under such circumstances.
He explains tips for assisting people who need care without exerting a lot of effort that can be used in different situations, such as "moving the body in bed," "getting up from a sitting position," or "using a wheelchair to move around. For example, when putting both arms behind the back of a person who is sitting up in bed, "keep the palms of the hands open and facing down" so that the chest muscles can be moved widely and the person can be helped up easily. By reading the QR code on the page, you can also learn assistance movements on video.
Mr. Nezu said, "In the future, we will see an increase in 'elder care,' in which elderly caregivers take care of each other. I hope that my technique that can reduce the burden on caregivers will be introduced to as many people as possible," smiles Mr. Nezu.
B5 size, 176 pages, 2,420 yen including tax. Available at bookstores and the mail-order website like Amazon.com.