How the Baby Bust and Aging Population Will Change Healthcare
By Jane Kuszmaul
The baby bust from COVID combined with overall declining birth rates means there are more people aging with fewer young caretakers. There is a huge demand for wellness solutions and products that will slow aging and mitigate symptoms.
As older populations increase, the stress on the smaller, younger workforce will be significant. Difficulties associated with caring for people with Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases should be solved as soon as possible. Now is the perfect time to be researching and testing new technologies that will make this transition easier.
This point was well made by the Global Wellness Institute, especially underlining the importance of investment. Investing now in technologies fighting neurodegeneration and symptoms of aging is a burgeoning market. Research that is assisted by citizen science and innovative techniques also has the chance to accelerate our healthcare system.
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