10 facts on ageing and the life course #ageing #health #ageism


The world’s population is rapidly ageing

There is little evidence that older people today are in better health than their parents

The most common health conditions in older age are noncommunicable diseases

When it comes to health, there is no ‘typical’ older person

Health in older age is not random

Ageism may now be more pervasive than sexism or racism

Comprehensive public health action will require fundamental shifts in how we think about ageing and health

Health systems need to be realigned to the needs of older populations

In the 21st century, all countries need an integrated system of long-term care

Healthy Ageing involves all levels and sectors of government

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