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The Fourth Generation

Living life after 85 The Fourth Generation Over 1.4 million people are aged 85 or over 1.4 mil people 1/5 people will now 60% live until 100 women x2 in 20 х3 in 30 years years How does this effect healthcare? 40% 1000% 70% 45% classed 'severly disabled' Women 10x more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis have a 'long term condition' of actute NHS budget spent on the 'oldest old' The most prevalent types of long term conditions in those aged 80+ are musculoskeletal (37%), coronary heart disease (15%), and hypertension (14%). Dealing with illness 41% say they are often troubled with pain 39% require help, but not on a daily basis 12% require regular daily help 1/6 people over 80 have dementia 8% require care 24 hours a day Quality of life There is evidence that the oldest old are, as a group, at greater risk of poverty than younger older people (aged 65-84) The majority say that they are fairly happy and even very happy £274 per week A higher proportion of people dread the winter in the UK than in Sweden Average gross income for single pensioners aged 75 or over Key Messages It is never too late: even in advanced old age it is possible to restore some lost physical and mental capacity. The oldest old are rapidly increasing in numbers, a shining symbol of the sociomedical improvement of our societies. Promote to all age groups the importance of building up social networks throughout life to ensure that people have a stock of social resources in late old age. wWW.GALLEONCARE.COM 01483790070 @GALLEONCĂRE Piktochart crecit. make information beautiful

The Fourth Generation

shared by Galleon Care Homes on May 07
Understanding the oldest old meaning people over 85 is essential for professionals in the healthcare industries. What are the common trends in the age group? Common concerns, lifestyle habits, NHS bud...


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