“She had been strangled.”

At 9:40 pm on Jan. 7, the body of a man surnamed Kim, 53, was found hanging in an apartment in the West district of Daejeon. Kim’s mother, surnamed Lee, 96, was also found dead. She had been strangled. Kim left a suicide note behind. “If I’m gone, there will be no one to take care of my mother, who is suffering from dementia,” the note said.

– from Korea’s growing dementia crisis

The aging popular here is big concern.  It is outpacing the birthrate and I can see the gap between the young and the old easily myself.  Must be worse for those who are Korean and have a better perspective than I do.


Author: DragonDon

Having a love of travel has lead me to move to South Korea in 2010. Moving to an Eastern culture from a Western culture is a wild experience and there is never a dull day!

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