The world’s population is ageing; ever-more impressive medical advancements mean people are living longer than they ever have before. This, however, brings its own challenges. Our Ageing Population explores the changes society needs to make in order to properly care for its elderly citizens. It also looks at topics such as pensions, retirement age and care homes. Finally, it considers medical issues, age discrimination and loneliness in old age.
The information inside comes from a variety of sources, including newspapers, magazines, government reports and charity groups; providing different perspectives on challenging topics. At the end of the book is a selection of activities that will encourage interaction, literacy, critical thinking and independent research. Content is accessible and engaging, tailored primarily towards the 14 to 18 age group.