Japanese city tags elderly dementia sufferers with barcodes

Dec 9, 2016

Japanese city tags elderly dementia sufferers with barcodes

A city has introduced a novel way to keep track of senior citizens with dementia who are prone to getting lost: tagging their fingers and toes with scannable barcodes. A company in Iruma, Saitama Prefecture, developed tiny nail stickers, each of which carries a ...

Nov 17, 2016

High-income elderly in Japan urged to pay more health care costs

A Finance Ministry panel urged the government Thursday to make elderly people with higher incomes pay more for medical treatment as part of efforts to improve fiscal discipline amid Japan’s rapidly graying society. “In pursuit of restoring fiscal health, the biggest challenge is the ...

Grannies stay young through cheerleading

Sep 18, 2016

Grannies stay young through cheerleading

Strutting her stuff in a gold-hemmed mini-skirt, white leather boots and shaking silver pom-poms, octogenarian Fumie Takino has discovered her elixir of youth — cheerleading. Takino and her troupe of spirited grannies tweak the nose of old age, even if their rambunctious routine to ...