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Shocking statistics on Chinas ageing population

19 June 2013

Ageing as a policy issue is becoming of increasing importance in the world's most populous country, China. There are currently 194 million people over the age of 60 in China and this number is predicted to increase to 440... Keep reading

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Ageing and healthy environments

30 May 2013

Earlier this week, I attended the "Ageing and Healthy Environments" International Federation on Ageing (IFA) workshop in Cameroon. The event focused on health and wellbeing into old age, elder abuse and age-friendly environments. The two day workshop had Keep reading (1 Comment)

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World Economic Forum: Ageing on the agenda

28 January 2013

Last week, I was at the World Economic Forum. It was a productive few days, with lots of interesting discussions happening. Here are just some of the points I have taken from my time in Davos. On economics, politics... Keep reading

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China's amended law and what it means for older people

10 January 2013

The Washington Post has recently reported on a new law in China which requires children to visit their older parents, lest they want to be sued. The article states: "A rapidly developing China is facing increasing difficulty in caring... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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Rapid ageing in East Asia: Problems, solutions and getting care on the agenda

11 May 2012

A large sign on way out of Yangon’s airport has lost its “l”. It now says “We come to Yangon”. Indeed we do. Over 150 people who work for or represent older people and their issues have come to... Keep reading

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