• Kyodo


Japan will host an international conference on dementia in Tokyo and two other prefectures in early November, the government said.

The event will focus on new care and prevention models for the disease, and will take place Nov. 5 to 7, officials said Wednesday. It will follow up on the Group of Eight’s first dementia summit, held in December in Britain.

About 300 people will participate, including officials from various nations and the World Health Organization, as well as medical experts.

They are expected to discuss the use of information technology, treatment methods and efforts to improve housing and nursing services for patients without displacing them from their community.

After holding sessions for the first two days in Tokyo, delegations are scheduled to visit Aichi and Kyoto prefectures.

The G-8 agreed at the December summit to boost funding to find a cure for dementia or make a breakthrough in its treatment by 2025.

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