“In every country in the world, the mean age is increasing. Over the next three decades, increased life expectancy and low fertility rates will result in a growing proportion of the population over 65. These trends are true for both advanced and developing countries, although advanced countries are further along the aging curve. Nevertheless, by 2025, two-thirds of the world’s elderly will live in developing nations, creating new challenges for these countries as they try to compete in the global economy and stressing their already understaffed health care systems.
Humanity Will Adapt to Unprecedented Numbers of Elderly