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1

Mean life expectancy is (increasing / decreasing).

increasing

2

The proportion of the population who are over 65 is (increasing / decreasing).

increasing

3

As you get older, your level of ____ tends to increase.

disability

4

Is healthy life expectancy increasing at the same rate as mean life expectancy?

No

i.e people are sick for longer before they die

5

Why does QOL decrease faster with age in lower income countries?

Less access to support e.g government, care, technology & social media

6

Where do most older people live?

At home

7

A person's chronological age is not necessarily the same as their ___ age.

biological age

8

How long in years do people spend

a) working

b) in retirement

over their lifetimes?

a) 35 years working

b) 25 years retired

9

Some older people are vulnerable and therefore susceptible to ___.

abuse

10

Even though they aren't working, what are some important roles of older people in society?

Informal caregivers

Consumers

Teachers