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10 facts on ageing and the life course

An older man having his eyes tested.
Age International/J. Escribano

Health systems need to be realigned to the needs of older populations

Most health systems around the world are ill-prepared to address the needs of older people, who often have multiple chronic conditions or geriatric syndromes. Systems must be capable of providing older person-centred and integrated care, and focus on maintaining capacities as people age.

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