Key Quotes - The Elderly

Key Quotes - The Elderly

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Last update: Tuesday 15th October
 
Half a million older people are facing some form of abuse right now psychological, financial, physical or sexual.
The ElderlyThe Universe 26th June 2005
 
There are currently 732,000 people aged over 65 in the UK with dementia.

The ElderlyThe Universe 26th June 2005
 
In England and Wales in 2001, 172,145 people aged 65 and over provided 50 hours or more of unpaid care per week.
The ElderlyThe Universe 26th June 2005
 
Over 65s now outnumber under 16s in the UK.
The ElderlyThe Universe 26th June 2005
 
We live in an age where, thanks to medical and dietary advances, we are living longer. For instance, in 1996 there were just 5,523 people aged 100 or over in England and Wales. It is estimated that in 2036 there will be 39,000 in this age group, and 95,000 by 2066. More generally, there are already 10.8 million people of pensionable age in the UK (2001 Census), and this is expected to increase to 11.9 million in 2011 and 13.1 million by 2021.
The ElderlyDirection December 2004
 
Life expectancy at birth could reach 100 in the next 60 years on present trends, researchers reported yesterday. While for today's population living to be 100 is an achievement marked by a telegram from the Queen, in two generations it could be as routine as collecting a bus pass. A study of the growth in longevity in Switzerland has revealed that more people live to be 100, taking into account population size, in Europe's most peaceable nation than anywhere else on the Continent...Worldwide, life expectancy has more than doubled over the past 200 years - from 25 to 65 for men and to 70 for women in developed countries.
The ElderlyThe Independent 14th December 2004
 
Pensioners in the UK are more likely to die from cold this winter than older people in any other Northern European country, campaigners warn. Age Concern said 22,000 pensioners were likely to die from cold-related illness this winter in the UK. Age Concern said the cost of heating and low incomes made it harder for people in the UK to stay warm.
The ElderlyThe Sentinel 3rd December 2004
 
A report by the health select committee reveals that at least half a million elderly people are being psychologically, financially, physically or sexually abused by relatives and carers at any one time. Yet up to 1.4 million care workers are unregistered, and with many older people being unable, too frightened, or too embarassed to report it.
The ElderlyThe Guardian - 20th April 2004
 
The latest demographic statistics show higher life expectancies, with those of us at state pensionable age increasing from 10.9 million in 2002 to 12.2 million in 2011.
The ElderlyCatholic South West - April 2004
 
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