Very elderly people needing 24 hour care will double by 2035, study suggests - research news -

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Nearly twice as many very elderly people in England—those aged over 85—will require 24 hour care within 20 years because of a major increase in multimorbidity, a modelling study has predicted.1
“The challenge is considerable,” said Carol Jagger, study coauthor, from the Newcastle University Institute for Ageing. “Over the next 20 years, although young-old cohorts (aged 65-74) are more likely to enter old age independent, the proportion with multimorbidities is projected to rise with each successive cohort, and this will result in a greater likelihood of higher dependency with further ageing.”
The dynamic modelling study combined data from three longitudinal studies in England: Understanding Society (27 293 participants), the English Longitudinal …

Volume

362:k3742

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k3742

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16

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Older People, Demography, Research, Well Being, Health and Caregiving

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