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Dear friends, are we ready to welcome 120-years lifespan?

The Asia Pacific Conference on Anti-Aging Medicine www.asiaantiaging. net 7-9 September 2007 is an effort from the anti-aging professional societies towards improving the current medical care to extend “health-span” instead of the mere “life-span”. The objective of achieving extended health-span is to reduce the socio-economic burden from the deterioration of health of those elder population. Anti-Aging Medicine physicians and scientists are convinced that with application of advanced sound, responsible, scientific biomedical and regenerative technologies, enable an early detection, prevention, treatment, and reversal of age-related dysfunction, disorders and diseases. Join us in Bali this September!
Population ageing is unprecedented, without parallel in the history of humanity. By 2050, the number of older persons in the world will exceed the number of young for the first time in history. There will be some 2 billion older persons, a tripling of this age group in a span of 50 years. The health of older persons typically deteriorates with increasing age, inducing greater demand for long-term care … While global aging represents a triumph of medical, social, and economic advances over disease, it also presents tremendous challenges. “Population aging strains social insurance and pension systems and challenges existing models of social support. It affects economic growth, trade, migration, disease patterns and prevalence, and fundamental assumptions about growing older.

While the world has successfully learned to live longer, this longevity presents many new challenges that will require cooperative planning by the world’s nations. In the next 10 to 15 years, the loss of health and life in every region of the world, will be greater from noncommunicable or chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, than from infectious and parasitic diseases. This has served as an impetus for change of the current medical care. [* Why Population Aging Matters: A Global Perspective, which was presented March 15, 2007 at the Summit on Global Aging, hosted by the U.S. State Department in collaboration with the National Institute on Aging.]

“Some governments have begun to plan for the long term, but most have not. The window of opportunity for reform is closing fast as the pace of population aging accelerates. … In some countries the share of gross domestic product devoted to social insurance for older people is expected to more than double in upcoming years. Countries therefore have only a few years to intensify efforts before demographic effects come to bear.”

Read more:

http://www.un. org/esa/populati on/publications/ worldageing19502 050/index. htm Population Division, DESA, United Nations. World Population Ageing 1950-2050.

http://www.globalag ing.org/health/ us/2007/trends. htm Nine Trends in Global Aging Present Challenges, Says U.S. Study. Senior Journal. March 16, 2007.

http://www.globalag ing.org/health/ index.htm Global Action on Aging.

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