Japan: hundreds with dementia who went missing in 2019 yet to be found

Ageing population in the spotlight as of the more than 17,000 people with the illness who went missing last year, the whereabouts of 245 remains unknown

Hundreds of people with dementia who went missing in Japan last year are yet to be found, the National Police Agency has announced, highlighting the growing problems associated with the country’s rapidly ageing population.

A record 17,479 people with dementia went missing in 2019, with 245 still unaccounted for.

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