Japanese open home with 50 devices:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The Japanese National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities has opened a model home in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture, exhibiting devices that can help people with senile dementia. Some 50 devices include a medicine cabinet that sounds an alarm when medication is due to be taken and a tap designed to prevent water from being left running, Kyodo News reports. Figures released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare estimate that the number of people with senile dementia in Japan will double between now and 2025, when it will reach 3.23 million.