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The number of people who have received training to assist people with dementia has surpassed 10 million in Japan, a support group for dementia sufferers has said.

As it is estimated that some 7 million people, or 1 in 5 elderly Japanese, may suffer from dementia by 2025, the government is eyeing the development of 12 million dementia care helpers by the end of fiscal 2020 as part of a national strategy to build supportive communities.

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