Japanese Government to Provide More Aid to Dementia Patients

Japan’s government is aiming to train 10,000 doctors and 12 million helpers by fiscal year 2020 to provide more care for dementia patients. This goal is part of the government’s new Orange Plan in order to manage the projected rise in dementia cases. This is in line with Japan’s goal of increasing not only the population’s life span, but also the number of healthy years lived by the population. The Orange Plan also has a goal of setting up facilities where dementia patients and their families will be able to talk to health experts.