Japan to adopt new strategy on dementia care: Abe

November 7, 2014 5:04 am 

TOKYO, Nov. 6 — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday at an international conference on dementia care in tokyo that Japan will adopt a new national strategy to boost measures dealing with the age-linked illness in the rapidly graying country.

"By enhancing our nation's measures regarding dementia, not only the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare but the entire government will work together to support the lives" of people living with dementia, Abe said on the final day of the two-day event that saw experts from around the world discuss prevention and treatment of the progressive neurological condition.

The new framework will involve revising the health ministry's five-year plan on dementia care adopted in April last year and enhancing cooperation across government agencies to make it easier for dementia sufferers to receive care while continuing to live in their communities, lessening the burden on them and their families. (PNA/Kyodo)

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