Number of elderly with dementia doubles to 3 million
News On Japan via Japan Times -- Aug 25
The number of seniors with dementia has doubled over the past 10 years to exceed 3 million, meaning 1 in 10 people aged 65 or older suffers from it, a health ministry estimate showed Friday.
The number is estimated to reach just over 3 million this year, up from almost 1.5 million in 2002, accounting for 9.9 percent of those aged 65 or older, according to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.
The estimate is based on data collected in 2010 on those in need of nursing care.
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