Try not to kill the grandparents this holiday season. Of course you wouldn’t do that but in Japan, there is a problem with what they call “carer killings.”
This is when someone who cares for an aging person gets tired of it and kills the elderly patient. Researchers say that this happens once every eight days. Even people who don’t kill the elderly person suffer from what they call “caregiver fatigue.”
This is especially serious in Japan where the population continues to age without a robust young population to follow. This is detailed in the important documentary called Birthgap. Researcher Stephen J. Shaw says that some elderly people in Japan are chained to their beds for lack of a family to care for them. With the birthgap spreading across the planet, is this a future all countries will face?