Older People

Older People

In almost every country, the proportion of people aged over 60 years is growing faster than any other age group, as a result of both longer life expectancy and declining fertility rates.

This population ageing can be seen as a success story for public health policies and for socioeconomic development, but it also challenges society to adapt, in order to maximize the health and functional capacity of older people as well as their social participation and security.

WHO, 2015

 

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The number of older people who are no longer able to look after themselves in developing countries is forecast to quadruple by 2050.
WHO, Facts about Ageing, 2014

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