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No. of dementia patients reported missing in 2019 hits record 17,500

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That's a lot of people missing, I propose a government Pannel to discuss this and come back with ideas that involve copious amounts of complicated paperwork that solves nothing. It's an obvious fix.

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Look for this situation to get worse before it gets better...

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There are numbers for Japan because the issue is taken seriously at the national level. When the same report came out last year, I looked for comparable data for the US and the UK. It does not exist because the issue is left up to local authorities.

For good measure, I checked with an American expert on this issue. He had had the same experience. Good data for Japan; almost nothing for other countries.

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