Falls, as well as chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease and chronic pulmonary disease, are common in older adults.
For example, it has been predicted that by 2035, the number of people with dementia will have doubled in the UK.
Accommodating people’s growing demands for their inclusion in society, for respect of their ethnicity, religion, and language, takes more than democracy and equitable growth.
Also needed are multicultural policies that recognize differences, champion diversity and promote cultural freedoms, so that all people can choose to speak their language, practice their religion, and participate in shaping their culture—so that all people can choose to be who they are.
Others might overreact by withdrawing so little that it forces them into a lower standard of living.
When retirees can choose between lump sums and life annuities, typically over 80 percent elect lump sums.
Another roadblock to providing life annuities in a DC plan is that they must be provided through an insurance company rather than directly from plan assets.
It also offers some concrete ideas on what it means in practice to build and manage the politics of identity and culture in a manner consistent with the bedrock principles of human development.
Despite the global perils of famine, accident, violence and infectious disease, most of us will die from a chronic or degenerative disease linked with old age.
Currently in the UK, a man in good health can expect to live to 75 and women 77, with expectations that by 2039 more than one in 12 of the population will be aged 80 and over.
However, increased longevity is often associated with heightened susceptibility to diseases and injury.