Category Archives: Ageing

WHO Healthy Ageing

Every person – in every country in the world – should have the opportunity to live a long and healthy life. Healthy Ageing is about creating the environments and opportunities that enable people to be and do what they value throughout their lives. Everybody … Continue reading

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Life Expectancy and Healthy Life Expectancy

Life expectancy (LE) is an estimate of how many years a person might be expected to live, whereas healthy life expectancy (HLE) is an estimate of how many years they might live in a ‘healthy’ state.  HLE is a key summary measure of … Continue reading

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Healthy Ageing

Healthy Ageing is defined by the World report on ageing and health as the process of developing and maintaining the functional ability that enables well-being in older age. Functional ability is determined by the person’s intrinsic capacity (the combination of all the individual’s … Continue reading

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Philippines and Ageing Population

The number of people aged 60 and above in the Philippines is expected to grow this year, latest projections from the Commission on Population (POPCOM) show. The number of elderly Filipinos or those over 60 years old is projected to … Continue reading

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Key Facts on Ageing and Health

Key facts on ageing and health WHO Between 2015 and 2050, the proportion of the world’s population over 60 years will nearly double from 12% to 22%. By 2020, the number of people aged 60 years and older will outnumber … Continue reading

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Ageing, Longevity, Life Expectancy, Lifespan and Healthy Ageing – Definitions

Definitions: Ageing / aging – the lifelong process of growing older at cellular, organ or whole body level throughout the life span. Longevity – the duration of life. Life expectancy – the average number of years of life remaining to … Continue reading

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