“Is 75 the new 65? Wealthy countries need to rethink what it means to be old,” by Warren Sanderson and Sergei Scherbov, The Conversation
“When we say that 75 is the new 65, we mean something similar – that 75-year-olds now have the same remaining life expectancy as 65-year-olds in the past. Adjusting age for changes in remaining life expectancy is called adjustment for “age inflation.” It’s just like adjusting the value of the dollar for changes in purchasing power. … When exactly will population aging end? It depends on whether you’re looking at the adjusted proportion of people who are counted as old is used or the adjusted median age. By the second measure, in over 95% of our 1,000 simulated futures, populations stopped growing older by 2050.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
The end of aging as we know it?