The CEO of Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA), Adj Prof John G Kelly AM, explains to Christopher Baynes, Publisher of villages.com.au the challenges Australia faces in caring for its older people.
A report has revealed Australia is facing a shortage of places in aged care facilities as the prevalence of dementia increases.
Insight- There will be a world where people can look forward to living at least beyond 100. - Professor David Sinclair Well I dont want to live till Im 100, I have a chronic disease. Ive looked after my family and my close friends who have passed away. - Jacqueline Meredith, 81 Following Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbotts struggle to answer questions on Aged Care during the first 2013 election debate, Insight asks what its like to be old. Really old. Australians are getting older and living longer. By 2050, almost a quarter of the Australian population will be aged over 65, compared to 14 per cent now. Is living longer a good thing, or are we dragging out a long deterioration? We hear from those aged in their 80s, 90s, even 100s. And we meet the Aussie geneticist working on a pill to cure ageing and find out what he means when he talks about mouse-opause .
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