Understanding and Meeting the Needs of the Older Population: A Global Challenge

Authors

  • Howard Bergman McGill University
  • Sathya Karunananthan McGill University
  • Luis M.G. Robledo National Institutes of Health
  • Jenny Brodsky Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute
  • Piu Chan Capital Medical University
  • Maria Cheung University of Waterloo
  • Pascal Bovet University of Lausanne

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5770/cgj.16.60

Keywords:

aged, health service needs and demands, world health, chronic disease

Abstract

Background

In the past century, there has been a significant rise in life expectancy in almost all regions of the world, contributing to an increasingly older population. The aging of the population, in conjunction with urbanization and industrialization, has resulted in an important epidemiological transition marked by a widespread increase in the prevalence of chronic diseases and their sequelae. Current trends suggest that the transition will have a greater impact on developing countries compared to developed countries. An adequate response to the transition requires a strong emphasis on primary prevention and adequate resource allocation.

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Published

2013-04-10

How to Cite

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Bergman H, Karunananthan S, Robledo LM, Brodsky J, Chan P, Cheung M, Bovet P. Understanding and Meeting the Needs of the Older Population: A Global Challenge. Can Geriatr J [Internet]. 2013 Apr. 10 [cited 2022 Aug. 15];16(2):61-5. Available from: https://cgjonline.ca/index.php/cgj/article/view/60

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