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With more people living longer, there is increased pressure on carers, hospitals and nursing homes. ILC-UK explores how to fund and best deliver care in the context of an ageing society.
Providing decent housing in times of demographic change represents a key challenge for policy-makers worldwide.
Commensurate with population ageing the number of people with dementia across the world is set to increase.
The International Longevity Centre - UK explores the economic impact of an ageing society.
The inalienable concepts of Equality and Human Rights are of growing importance to older people.
The International Longevity Centre members are concerned not just about the impact of demographic change today but the future opportunities and challenges which come from an ageing society.
According to the United Nations Programme on Ageing, 10% of the world population is aged 60 or over.
ILC-UK explores how, in an ageing society, we can best deliver healthcare. We explore the state of health of the older population.
Outside family networks many people are segregated by age in all stages of their life; in education, housing and community, the workplace, and even health and social care.
An ageing society is not just a UK phenomenon. Across the developed and developing world, society is getting older. ILC-UK explores ageing issues across the world.
As advances in medicine, and improvements in living standards have taken place, more people have been able to live for longer.
A healthy diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle for people of all ages.
The consumer market is important to older people, providing (and influencing) the food we eat and the medications we take. The private sector help us fill our leisure time and support our learning and personal development.
Decent pensions provision for people in later life is one of the hallmarks of civilisation.
While longevity increases, those who are living longer are at risk from a lower quality of life. A poor quality of life might refer to issues with health, social isolation, economic restraints or a number of other problems.
New technology could help transform the lives of older people. ILC-UK explore the role of technology in the context of demographic change.
ILC-UK researches how transport systems can best support the mobility, independence and quality of life of older people.
In an ageing world, the process and nature of retirement is changing. In most parts of the world, the next generation of retirees will be healthier, and will live longer, than any previous generation.