Ageing, frailty and resilience

One of the greatest social changes in the 21st Century will be the ageing of all populations on earth. Prolonging the human lifespan is a remarkable achievement, but at the same time it poses a significant challenge for sustainable health and social care. The number of people over 60 years old around the globe is currently 960 million and is expected to rise to 3.1 billion by 2100.

The fastest-growing section of the population in low-, middle- and high-income countries is people aged over 60 years. This is changing the complexity of clinical practice, workforce strategies, need for new care models, balance of community and hospital care; plus the provision of formal and family care support.

The Ageing, Frailty and Resilience IGI theme brings together a unique multidisciplinary combination of leading researchers in Birmingham to develop new insights and methodological innovation through collaborative working.

Led by Professor Daniel Lasserson