• Kyodo


The cost of providing health and social care for the nation’s dementia sufferers totaled ¥14.5 trillion in 2014, with nearly half of the cost borne by families, a health ministry panel said Friday.

The ministry said it was the first ever detailed estimate of the cost of the condition, which affects more than 4.5 million people nationwide.

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