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In 2015, a record 12,208 Japanese people with dementia were reported missing
2016/12/24 05:39
Iruma, north of Tokyo, launched a free service to help find residents who have strayed. A local company developed one-inch waterproof QR code stickers that can be affixed to a person’s fingernails or toenails. The stickers last about two weeks before deteriorating
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Related products, such as shoes equipped with a GPS device that send a family member a message if the wearer leaves a set area, are used in Japan and elsewhere.
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companies have marketed wristbands with GPS tracking for people with dementia.
2016/12/24 05:41
Japan is already the world’s oldest society, and by 2035, one in three of its citizens will be 65 or over.
2016/12/24 05:41
With dementia sufferers a growing segment of this aging population, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration issued a plan in early 2015 that provides a framework for the country to cope with the condition. The “New Orange Plan” set aside increased funding and called for such measures as better early detection methods,
2016/12/24 05:42