Staying active in Retirement – Our ageing population

TO AGE WELL

With an ageing population staying active in retirement has never been more important.

The facts are;

GLOBALLY

Healthcare systems around the world are faced with significant challenges, including those related to chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, mental health (particularly Alzheimer’s disease) and an ageing population.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) between 2000 and 2050 the world’s population aged 60+ will double from 11% to 22%, or 2 billion people in real terms1.  This ageing population is further increased with the number of people living into their 80s and 90s.

With these changes in demographics, the need for medical, allied health and long term care services are also rising. There is a global increase in chronic diseases such as dementia with an estimated 25-30% of people aged 85 or older having some degree of cognitive decline.

This rising proportion of older people is placing upward pressure on healthcare…

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