Aging populations is a global challenge
Ageing populations and increased longevity are global trends that affect both individuals and whole societies. They affect areas such as welfare, the economy, health, the environment, housing and work, as well as migration, urbanisation, digitalisation and gender.
Life expectancy and the number of people aged 60 and older are increasing globally – a great success and the result of the development and growth we’ve experienced in the last decades. However, many diseases, especially chronic ones, and health conditions, come with old age, meaning that the demand of health and care systems will increase, requiring adaptations and increased efficiency. In 2019, the number of people aged 60 years and older was 1 billion, a number which will increase to 1.4 billion by 2030 and 2.1 billion by 2050.
the global population of older people will more than double to 2.1 billion.
of older people will live in low- and middle-income countries by 2050.
people aged 60 and older outnumber children under 5.
of people over 50 years old live with 2 or more chronic diseases.
1 in 6
people in the world will be over age 65 (16%) by 2050.
people have died of the Ebola virus disease in West Africa since the first outbreak in 1974.
Every 3 seconds someone gets dementia in the world.
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There are 50 million people with dementia in the world today.
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The cost of dementia reached 1 trillion USD in 2018.