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The ruling parties are considering jointly submitting to next year’s ordinary session of the Diet a lawmaker-initiated bill, to set out a basic law urging central and local governments to comprehensively promote support measures for dementia sufferers, according to sources.

The Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner, Komeito, plan to discuss the details based on an outline of the planned draft law, compiled in May by Komeito, hoping to create a society that is more supportive and accessible for dementia sufferers and their families, the sources said Monday.

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