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Bodies of mother, son found in Mie home

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Police in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture, said the bodies of an 82-year-old woman and her 49-year-old son have been found in their home in a case of probable murder-suicide.

According to police, the bodies were found at around 2 p.m. on Tuesday. Hiroyuki Hori’s body was found with a rope tied around his neck, while the body of his mother wass found lying face-up in her bed, Fuji TV reported.

Police said they found a suicide note written by the son in which he explained that he was exhausted from looking after his bedridden mother. Hori had been acting as live-in caregiver for his mother for some time.

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I feel for this family but he should have sought help

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This is so sad - a reflection on how people are left to cope alone, and they simply cannot cope, and shouldn't have to.

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I feel for this family but he should have sought help

From who?

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Exactly Strangerland! I know of many people in their 40's and 50's whose life is on-hold while they are house ridden full time carers for their elderly parents. There are quite a few private organisations for elderly care that are extremely expensive and not subsidised by the government. The government sponsored aged care units are few and far between and are under staffed and over stocked with the elderly. This is the real crisis of the ageing population. There are not enough facilities or staff to take care of them.

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This is a very unfortunate case of someone having to go it alone. He may have asked for help and may have received some. Maybe it wasn't enough. We don't really know.

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The government sponsored aged care units are few and far between and are under staffed and over stocked with the elderly.

Yes, but you don't just give up and knock off your parents because you're tired of taking care of them. Go to the government sponsored agencies and harrass them until they decide to help. Even if they can't help directly, they might be able to assist with getting funding assistance to put the aginge relative into some kind of day care facility, so that at least there is some rest and recovery time. My neighbors do this, and it seems to work well.

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I feel for this family but he should have sought help

From where can they get help? their relatives and the government? fat chance in Japan!

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I've just recently came back from Japan. This has been the fourth suicide I've read about this week while I was staying there. Heartbreaking. :(

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