A new report shows financial assets of people with senile dementia in Japan have topped 143 trillion yen, or over 1.27 trillion dollars, as of March this year.
The finding is in a report by the Dai-ichi Life Research Institute and based on government surveys on the percentage of dementia sufferers in the population as well as household savings.
A Tokyo company is hoping its special shoes with an embedded tracker are the perfect fit for families who have loved ones with dementia.
Achilles Corp., known for its shoes and plastic products, based in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward, created the special footwear for dementia patients who may wander off. They will help families or caregivers to keep track of and locate the patients at all times.