Disabled elderly persons
Nature: In most countries the number of elderly people is increasing, and already in some as many as two thirds of disabled people are also elderly. Most of the conditions which cause their disability (for example, arthritis, strokes, heart disease and deterioration in hearing and vision) are not common among younger disabled people and may require different forms of prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support services.
Problem Type: E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update 01.09.1998 – 00:00 CEST