Category: Dementia

Dementia Disability Japan

Japanese Bankers Association to ask banks to allow third party requests for withdrawals from accounts held by people with dementia

The Japanese Bankers Association, or Zenginkyo, said Thursday that it will ask member commercial banks to flexibly respond to third-party requests for withdrawals of dementia sufferers’ deposits. 

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.”

Dementia Disability Japan

Ministry to test dementia prevention goods, services

“The project will be carried out for three years from fiscal 2019. The ministry will work with businesses that offer dementia prevention products and services, and with local governments whose officials are directly involved in nursing care services, to verify how effective products and services are in maintaining and improving people’s cognitive functions.”