G7 Allies Urged to Make Strong Commitments in Tackling Dementia by Japan
The Japanese government is calling on the Group of Seven (G7) allies to take a stronger stance against dementia. During a conference in Tokyo in mid-June, which focused on promoting active aging and tackling dementia, Japan’s health minister, Norihisa Tamura, emphasized the importance of international cooperation in fighting dementia.
Japan, which has one of the world’s fastest-aging populations and thus one of the highest rates of dementia, has set a goal to become a “dementia-friendly” nation by 2025. Japanese officials hope this will pave the way for other countries to adopt similar goals. Japan aims to make dementia easier to detect early on and to raise awareness of the disease.
Japan is urging G7 allies to increase funding for dementia research and to expand their dementia prevention programs. Additionally, Japan is encouraging the sharing of information and resources across countries.
Impact of Dementia
Dementia is a growing problem worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, there are currently 50 million people living with dementia worldwide, and that number is expected to triple by 2050. Dementia affects not only the person with the disease, but also their caregivers, families, and communities. The cost of caring for dementia patients is high and can create significant financial burdens for families.
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Japan’s government is calling on G7 allies to work together to fight dementia through increased funding for research, prevention programs, and international cooperation. As one of the world’s fastest-aging populations and highest rates of dementia, Japan has set a goal to become a “dementia-friendly” nation by 2025 and hopes that other countries will follow suit. Dementia is a growing problem worldwide that affects not only the person with the disease but also their caregivers, families, and communities. #HEALTH