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Survival behind bars


Japan has been struggling to provide adequate support to its elderly citizens, with its economy stagnant and population graying. Faced with a high cost of living and social isolation, many of Japan's elderly choose a life of crime and repeated imprisonment just to survive. Steve Lunt had rare access to a prison in Kyoto, where hundreds of elderly inmates are serving sentences for crimes they committed so they could escape life outside.

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Survival behind bars


Japan has been struggling to provide adequate support to its elderly citizens, with its economy stagnant and population graying. Faced with a high cost of living and social isolation, many of Japan's elderly choose a life of crime and repeated imprisonment just to survive. Steve Lunt had rare access to a prison in Kyoto, where hundreds of elderly inmates are serving sentences for crimes they committed so they could escape life outside.

 

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Dancing dementia away


A popular dance in Indonesia is said to help prevent Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia by stimulating the brain. The disease, which affects the elderly, has no cure and experts have been looking for ways to prevent it. Silkina Ahluwalia met the people pinning their hopes on a dance called poco-poco, including a woman whose mother has Alzheimer’s and is at risk of having it herself.

Dancing dementia away


A popular dance in Indonesia is said to help prevent Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia by stimulating the brain. The disease, which affects the elderly, has no cure and experts have been looking for ways to prevent it. Silkina Ahluwalia met the people pinning their hopes on a dance called poco-poco, including a woman whose mother has Alzheimer’s and is at risk of having it herself.

 

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Correspondent: Silkina Ahluwalia
Cameraman: Popo Nurahman & Dwi Ari Prastyanto
Editor: Noor Maulana Iskandar