Brazil only became an “aging” society in 2012, but the share of its population age 65 and older is projected to triple by 2050, driven by improved life expectancy and declining fertility rates. As Brazil’s population is still relatively young, aging has not yet become a matter of wide public interest.
The current world population of 7.6 billion is expected to reach 8.6 billion in 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100, according to a new United Nations report being launched this week.
With roughly 83 million people being added to the world’s population every year, the upward trend in population size is expected to continue, even assuming that fertility levels will continue to decline.
In Great Britain, there is a striking discrepancy between male and female caregivers: 84% of professional caregivers are women, whereas 16% are men. The association Care England wishes to raise public awareness to this phenomenon in order to encourage men to become professional carers.
A long-term British study from University College London found out that seniors feeling younger than their actual age may live longer than seniors feeling older than they actually are.