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Adding Life to Years

Adding Life to Years

Since the start of modern history, nations around the world have allocated untold time and resources into increasing life longevity. Science has made many strides, and mankind is reaping the benefits of years of research; people are living longer and its projected that by mid-century, two billion men and women will be over the age of 60 (World Health Organization, 2012). While it is difficult to imagine what could possibly be wrong with this development; it nevertheless begs the question as to whether or not the world is prepared to support an older population. Population ageing is a major contributor to global health costs; furthermore, it is inextricably linked with socio-economic development (World Health Organization, 2012). Several of the implications of an ageing population include an... Show More


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