Category: Dementia

Dementia Japan

17,636 Dementia Sufferers Reported Missing in Japan in 2021

The number of dementia sufferers who were reported missing in Japan last year rose by 71 from the preceding year to 17,636, police data showed Thursday.

The figure marked the ninth consecutive year of increase and jumped 1.8-fold from 2012, when statistics began, according to the data by the National Police Agency.

Dementia Disability Elderly Japan Nursing Care Typhoon Hagibis

As Japan marks one month after deadly Typhoon Hagibis, twenty-six care facilities in affected areas remained damaged

“The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said Tuesday that 26 nursing homes and group homes for elderly people with dementia in seven prefectures remain damaged after flooding. Some elderly residents have been forced to move multiple times during evacuation, which has had an adverse impact on their health.”

Dementia Disability Japan

Japan’s 5 million dementia patients hold ¥143 trillion — and both numbers are on the rise

“a social worker in Kyoto, says she has seen many cases of dementia patients withdrawing large sums without a clear grasp of what they are doing or why. In one example, she said, a woman in her 90s withdrew ¥20 million ($266,000) of her savings at a grandson’s urging.
“She was saying she withdrew nine or ten. It took me a while to realize she was talking about a number of banknote rolls,” A roll is typically one hundred ¥10,000 notes. “It was clearly a case of abuse.”