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Ageing trends towards 2050

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Within next 10 years, there will be 1 billion older people worldwide. By 2050 nearly one in five people in developing countries will be over 60. Check out this infographic by HelpAge International, an agency that helps older people lead dignified and healthy lives to see how the world demographic will change in the coming years. Delve into the latest data on ageing via the HelpAge International website.

On Food

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Understanding food - where it comes from; how to get it to everyone who needs it in a cost-effective but sustainable way; what's healthy and what isn't - has never seemed a more urgent challenge.  Halcyon is therefore monitoring key food-related trends around the world, e.g.

See also: pre-2012 Halcyon food headlines.

Impact of a growing global population

Customer

A new infographic showed that as world population grows, its demographic makeup continues to change. In developed nations, longer life expectancy and lower fertility rates have already resulted in ageing populations.  Developing countries are expected to follow this trend over the next 40 years as access to advanced healthcare, contraception and education increases.

 

In Future - Ageing trends

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2011 saw the first baby-boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, reach 65.  Over the next 20 years, what has been called the "most numerous, most successful and luckiest generation ever" will gradually move into retirement.  Indeed, most wealth is owned by the over 65s, and increasingly, most of that wealth will be owned by women (see video) - a business opportunity many organisations don't seem to have woken up to yet.

Dementia trends, towards 2050

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The costs associated with dementia will amount to more than 1% of the world's gross domestic product in 2010 at $604bn (£388bn), says The World Alzheimer Report

The number of people with dementia is expected to double by 2030, and more than triple by 2050.

Indeed, 106 million people worldwide may suffer from Alzheimers by 2050, but huge investments in research are expected over the next decade and some breakthroughs anticipated.