The one of the greatest social changes in the 21st Century will be the ageing of all populations on earth. The prolongation of human lifespan is a remarkable achievement but at the same time 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, rising to 3.1 billion by 2100.
The fastest growing proportion of the population are those over 60 years of age in low-, middle- and high-income countries and this is changing the complexity of clinical practice, workforce strategies, need for new treatments, balance of community and hospital care and the provision of formal and family care support.
This IGI Theme brings together a unique multidisciplinary combination of leading researchers in Birmingham to develop new insights and methodological innovation through collaborative working.