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World will have 13 ‘super-aged’ nations by 2020

World will have 13 ‘super-aged’ nations by 2020 | Ageing society | Scoop.it

The world will have 13 “super-aged” societies by 2020, up from just three today, according to a report that warns of ageing populations becoming a drag on global economic growth. Moody’s, the rating agency, said the number of “super-aged” countries – where more than one in five of the population is 65 or older – would reach 13 in 2020 and 34 in 2030. Only Germany, Italy and Japan meet that definition today, it said.


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serious effects of ageing population, government must do something about it.

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Japan's solution to providing care for an ageing population - The Guardian

Japan's solution to providing care for an ageing population - The Guardian | Ageing society | Scoop.it
The Guardian Japan's solution to providing care for an ageing population The Guardian With local government budgets facing heavy cuts, the number of people receiving help paying for social care in England is shrinking – despite the number in need...

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Japan facing the worst ageing population in the world.

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Our ageing population: what role will you play?

Our ageing population: what role will you play? | Ageing society | Scoop.it
An ageing population can bring problems, but also rewarding opportunities for students to make a difference
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There's no escaping the fact that we're getting older.

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Keep fit!

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Meeting the challenge of an ageing population - debate

Meeting the challenge of an ageing population - debate | Ageing society | Scoop.it
In the week a Lords report warns that the country is "woefully unprepared" to cater for its growing population of over-65s, our Google Hangout asks how we can tackle the issue.

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The ageing population pyramid

 

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Can our social care system cope with an ageing population

Can our social care system cope with an ageing population | Ageing society | Scoop.it
The future of social care for older people was discussed at the Guardian's second Ageing Population Quarterly event.

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Ways to cope with ageing population

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Artificial bone using stem cells and a new lightweight plastic could soon be used to heal shattered limbs

Artificial bone using stem cells and a new lightweight plastic could soon be used to heal shattered limbs | Ageing society | Scoop.it

The use of bone stem cells combined with a degradable rigid material that inserts into broken bones and encourages real bone to re-grow has been developed at the Universities of Edinburgh and Southampton.

 

Researchers have developed the material with a honeycomb scaffold structure that allows blood to flow through it, enabling stem cells from the patient's bone marrow to attach to the material and grow new bone. Over time, the plastic slowly degrades as the implant is replaced by newly grown bone.

 

Scientists developed the material by blending three types of plastics. They used a pioneering technique to blend and test hundreds of combinations of plastics, to identify a blend that was robust, lightweight, and able to support bone stem cells. Successful results have been shown in the lab and in animal testing with the focus now moving towards human clinical evaluation.

Richard Oreffo, Professor of Musculoskeletal Science at the University of Southampton, comments: "Fractures and bone loss due to trauma or disease are a significant clinical and socioeconomic problem. This collaboration between chemistry and medicine has identified unique candidate materials that support human bone stem cell growth and allow bone formation. Our collaborative strategy offers significant therapeutic implications."

 

Professor Mark Bradley, of the University of Edinburgh's School of Chemistry, adds: "We were able to make and look at a hundreds of candidate materials and rapidly whittle these down to one which is strong enough to replace bone and is also a suitable surface upon which to grow new bone. "We are confident that this material could soon be helping to improve the quality of life for patients with severe bone injuries, and will help maintain the health of an ageing population."


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Technology is amazing!

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Hard Evidence: can we afford an ageing population?

Hard Evidence: can we afford an ageing population? | Ageing society | Scoop.it

Stories about “population ageing” often have a number of things in common – it is bad, it is new, and it will overwhelm us all.


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Its will effect us emotionally and physically

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Lonliness is twice as bad for health as obesity, over long periods of time

Lonliness is twice as bad for health as obesity, over long periods of time | Ageing society | Scoop.it
A recent study found that loneliness is twice as bad as obesity for health over a sustained period of time. With an ageing population, who are more susceptible to becoming isolated, tackling loneliness is an issue that needs addressing.

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What old people also feel

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VIDEO: Bringing health and social care together?

VIDEO: Bringing health and social care together? | Ageing society | Scoop.it
Chris Ham from the King's Fund said there should be a pooled budget for health and social care budgets as an ageing population meant more people had needs that spanned the two services.

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Number of people diagnosed with dementia soars by 60% in just SEVEN years

Number of people diagnosed with dementia soars by 60% in just SEVEN years | Ageing society | Scoop.it
An ageing population and improved diagnosis could all be reasons why, experts said after the figures were released by the Health and Social Care Information Centre.

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This is one of the side effects of ageing population when there is an increase in elderly with more illnesses and thus more hospital build for them. We need more babies.

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