Innovative Japanese projects help seniors with dementia

Japan is celebrating a public holiday in honour of its senior citizens. Respect for the Elderly Day comes as the country breaks its own record for the number of people to reach the age of 100.

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    Japan is celebrating a public holiday in honour of its senior citizens.

    Respect for the Elderly Day comes as the country breaks its own record for the number of people to reach the age of 100. In Tokyo innovative projects are trying to raise awareness about the problems of ageing, such as dementia.

    Al Jazeera's Rob McBride reports from Tokyo.


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