As many Western countries struggle to provide adequate care for their ageing populations, some families are choosing to send their relatives abroad. At one care home in Thailand, residents receive top-class care in an idyllic setting.
As Germany's elderly population continues to grow, its under-staffed old age care system is struggling to keep up. Chancellor Angela Merkel recently made good on a campaign pledge and visited a nursing home in Paderborn.
The head of the International Monetary Fund has praised Asian nations for their efforts toward economic expansion and poverty reduction. But she warned that an increasingly aging population might become a huge obstacle.
A new report focusing on how automation may impact older workers paints a bleak picture. But as one of its authors, Dr. Axel Miller, told DW, understanding them is the first step towards facing the challenges ahead.
Care for the old remains lacking in many African countries. To mark the International Day of the Older Person on October 1, some of Cameroon's oldest citizens have shared the secrets of a longer life.
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