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Future of Ageing Population

05 Apr 2018

With a rapidly ageing population comes complex health, social and economic implications. MHAS president and IMU lecturer, Prof Philip George said ageing is an area of life that is often overlooked in Malaysia. “Infrastructure, work opportunities, mobility, finances, family support and healthcare facilities are among some of the important areas that require change to help meet the expected needs of a growing ageing population,” he said. Dr George pointed out that the gradual demographic shift in Malaysia has also resulted in changes of disease pattern and age structure of the population. According to him, the longer life expectancy is accompanied by a wave of NCDs and increased susceptibility to disabilities. Read more about this at Future of Ageing Population (Malay Mail, 5 April 2018)

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