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Japan Police Report Highlights the Plight of Dementia Sufferers

by Jonathan Collins | 3Q 2016 | IN-4146

A recent report from Japan’s national police agency found that 12.2 million people suffering from dementia were reported missing in 2015. That represented a 13% increase on the previous year – an additional 1,452 cases. Most of those missing people reported were found within a day to a week, but 479 were found dead and 150 have yet to be located, according to Kyodo News. While an aging global demographic is already impacting many countries around the world with rising bills for age-related healthcare and other services, Japan is at the forefront of that painful transition.

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