Providing decent housing in times of demographic change represents a key challenge for policy-makers worldwide.
Commensurate with population ageing the number of people with dementia across the world is set to increase.
The International Longevity Centre members are concerned not just about the impact of demographic change today but the future opportunities and challenges which come from an ageing society.
According to the United Nations Programme on Ageing, 10% of the world population is aged 60 or over.
Improvements in living standards and healthcare have resulted in increased life expectancy is increasing across the globe.
Outside family networks many people are segregated by age in all stages of their life; in education, housing and community, the workplace, and even health and social care.
As advances in medicine, and improvements in living standards have taken place, more people have been able to live for longer.
The consumer market is important to older people, providing (and influencing) the food we eat and the medications we take. The private sector help us fill our leisure time and support our learning and personal development.
While longevity increases, those who are living longer are at risk from a lower quality of life. A poor quality of life might refer to issues with health, social isolation, economic restraints or a number of other problems.