For 2 months now, Hong Kong’s streets have been aflood with protests, but there's at least 1 area where Hong Kong and mainland China are becoming more entwined: Senior care.   Hong Kongers are drawn to elder facilities on the mainland lured by more affordable care options.…

Tuberculosis is the globe’s leading cause of infectious disease deaths and China bears a heavy burden—ranking 3rd in total cases.   Most TB vaccine development is geared towards infants or adolescents, but cases in China overwhelmingly affect adults over 65. A London School…

Japan’s elder population outpaces most countries—seniors comprise nearly 30% of citizens—and support services and social structures have not kept up with the demographic shift. Gaps in community safety nets mean many seniors are finding refuge in the criminal justice system…

At Florida’s Latitude Margaritaville—a “55 and better” community—retirees are finding a new kind of paradise in downsized housing. How to house and care for a fast-growing aging population that will enjoy better health into later decades of life is a critical concern. In…

A growing elderly population in sub-Saharan Africa points to improved health care but presents a new quandary: coverage for elders. Regional life expectancy rose by 20 years since 1960, guaranteeing a growing elderly population requiring unique care. Rural clinics and…

Longer lifespans across Africa require an approach to long term care that is less reliant on family members, usually women, shouldering the burden, writes Hilda Owii. Caretaking can be a stressful full-time job, and family-based care does not preclude abuse and…