Oct 3, 2014

Pricey pill dispenser aims to help elderly manage meds

A medicine dispenser that helps elderly people take the correct dose of medicine at the right time will hit the market in February, nursing-care robot maker CareBot Corp. said Thursday. The box-shaped device is around 30 cm in size. It issues voice and screen ...

Japan's population of centenarians continues to grow

Sep 15, 2014

Japan's population of centenarians continues to grow

Reaching the century mark remains a relative rarity for humans, but it is increasingly less so, and perhaps nowhere more than in rapidly aging Japan. The number of Japanese who are at least 100 years old, known as centenarians, has reached 58,820, according to ...

Aug 20, 2014

Watch out for fraudsters

The police, local government officials and community volunteers should strive to educate the elderly members of their community about the danger of fraud.

NTT West plans Net exercise video targeting elderly

Jul 29, 2014

NTT West plans Net exercise video targeting elderly

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corp. will start Friday providing Internet video services showing gymnastic exercises that can help the elderly avoid physical problems. In the video, members of the idol group LinQ originating from Kyushu will engage in the exercises. The video feed ...

Talking dolls seen as salve for elderly isolation

Jul 16, 2014

Talking dolls seen as salve for elderly isolation

Talking dolls are gaining popularity among elderly people who live alone and may help stave off mental decline. “After spending about a month with this boy, I started to feel affection for him and cannot leave him alone,” said Nobu Komatsu, 86, who lives ...