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

“Dementia has been diagnosed in more than 5 million Japanese. The government estimates that number will increase to 7 million to 8 million, or 6 to 7 percent of the total population, by 2030. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has a somewhat lower estimate that dementia will affect 3.8 percent of the country’s population by 2037, still the highest among the 35 OECD states and far above the average of 2.3 percent predicted for the group.” – The Japan Times