Medawar Centre for Healthy Ageing Research

Ensuring old age is enjoyed and not endured

Ensuring old age is enjoyed and not endured

Ageing Research: Understanding Ageing will ensure we add quality and not just quantity to life span


We are an ageing population, with current demographic trends indicating that 1 in 5 adults in the UK will be aged over 65 by the year 2020. Whilst this is a cause for celebration, there is also evidence that healthspan (the time spent in good health) is not keeping pace with the increases in average lifespan, with significant consequences for quality of life in old age and for health and social services provision.


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