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Aging Japan's 'coexistence' with dementia fraught with challenges

The country will face shortage of caregivers and idle assets

A health care worker helps an aged person. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)

TOKYO -- Japan plans to cope with the rise in dementia expected with the aging of baby boomers by emphasizing prevention and coexistence. But securing enough caregivers and creating a system for managing their financial assets remain a challenge.

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