Thursday, 27 November 2008

Blogs and senile dementia

With very large numbers of people living beyond the age of 80 the Japanese have a series of initiatives designed to reduce the incidence of senile dementia. Besides the community clubs for the elderly they also have a Silver Centres which supply 70+ aged workers for jobs such as tidying up the roadside verges or clearing out streams . Japanese society does not have the charity culture of the UK which provides so many people with a worthwhile voluntary activity, nor, in the cities does it have allotments.

There are daytime television programmes dedicated to exercises for the aged and you will have seen the adverts for Japanese computer games to exercise your mind on a daily basis. These are yet other examples of how the Japanese are tackling the risk of senile dementia. Me, I write a blog.

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