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88-year-old man with dementia arrested over death of 84-year-old wife

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Police in Komae, Tokyo, have arrested an 88-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 84-year-old wife by stabbing her with a knife at their home.

Police said the man, Takeo Sato, appears to be suffering from mild dementia and that his wife, Tsuneko, was his primary caregiver, Kyodo News reported.

Police said that Tsuneko’s relative went to check on the couple at around 7 a.m. on Saturday and found Tsuneko lying on the floor, bleeding from the neck. She immediately called 110. Tsuneko was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police said Takeo has admitted stabbing his wife and quoted him as saying “She never listened to me.”

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But he got dementia right?

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Tragic!

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The very elderly taking care of the very elderly with dementia.

We don't know what support - family or social services - were present in their daily lives, but must be untold numbers out there doing it hard.

Sad situation.

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browny1Today  08:49 am JST

The very elderly taking care of the very elderly with dementia.

We don't know what support - family or social services - were present in their daily lives, but must be untold numbers out there doing it hard.

Support? None! Kashida is too busy spending money on military equipment for the war he wants. The only thing I hate about Japan is how the government ignores the elderly who gave him the money to blow on unnecessary toys.

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The plight of the elderly is not all the government's fault.

Where's the government gonna get the money from to improve services to the elderly at a time when Japan is already saddled with massive debt?

A whole generation didn't have enough children to invest in the future and is now paying the price.

Japan must reproduce or continue to pay the consequences.

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I read this article and I find dementia to be a very serious problem. Mr.browny wrote "The very elderly taking care of the very elderly with dementia." I really agree.

Dementia is a disease that seriously affects an individual's dignity and daily life. Prevention and early detection are critical, and the understanding and support of society as a whole is essential. Education and support for family members and caregivers are also essential to improve the quality of life of patients. We also hope that advances in medical technology will lead to the development of more effective treatments in the future. Ongoing research and societal commitment to dementia will be key to moving forward in the fight against this complex disease. Appropriate support for dementia patients requires understanding and patience.

Establish trust: First, it is important to establish a trusting relationship with the patient so that he or she feels comfortable.

Pace yourself: Adapt to the patient's pace and do not rush him or her. These responses are important to protect the patient's self-esteem and ensure a peaceful life. It is important for caregivers to continue to support the patient while maintaining their own health and emotional well-being.

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Why arrest him.

Does common sense never get applied.

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Concerned CitizenToday  10:31 am JST

The plight of the elderly is not all the government's fault.

Where's the government gonna get the money from to improve services to the elderly at a time when Japan is already saddled with massive debt?

Maybe the same money box he gets the billions of yen he wastes on military equipment and the donations he makes to other countries wars Japan has no involvement in.

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@alongfortheride

Maybe the same money box he gets the billions of yen he wastes on military equipment and the donations he makes to other countries wars Japan has no involvement in.

That would sure help. But it cannot replace reaching at least the replacement birthrate.

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The plight of the elderly is not all the government's fault.

Where's the government gonna get the money from to improve services to the elderly at a time when Japan is already saddled with massive debt? 

A whole generation didn't have enough children to invest in the future and is now paying the price.

Japan must reproduce or continue to pay the consequences.

It is the elderly's children who didn't have kids.

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Concerned CitizenToday  04:20 pm JST

@alongfortheride.

That would sure help. But it cannot replace reaching at least the replacement birthrate.

Why would any young couple in Japan even think about having children when this current government leader has zero interest in supporting his own people?!

Kashida! You need to look what happening under your watch! Elderly are dying and young couples not wanting to have children because you do not care about them at all!

But hey! As long as you can buy new guns its ok right?!

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Alongfortheride

Why would any young couple in Japan even think about having children when this current government leader has zero interest in supporting his own people?!

Non sequitur. The countries with the highest birthrates are precisely those whose government has zero interest in supporting their own people. The collapsing birth rate is a phenomenon of the rich, developed world.

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Concerned Citizen

That would sure help. But it cannot replace reaching at least the replacement birthrate.

You do not know that without trying.

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If he has dementia, this means he has had psychiatric treatment or is in the middle of it. It's about time there was more exposure of psychiatric failures. There are too many of them.

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