Problem

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.
Narrower Problems:
Ageing war disabled
Values:
Disability
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Subject(s):
Society Elderly
Health Care Handicapped
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Date of last update
01.09.1998 – 00:00 CEST