Understanding Common Health Challenges Among Older Adults
age related diseases

Common Health Problems in the Elderly: A Statistical Overview

  • In people aged 65 and older, the risk of cardiovascular disease increases. High blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and lifestyle choices all matter this increase.
  • Globally, 20% of adults aged 65 years and older have diabetes, which can lead to serious health problems if not properly managed.
  • The WHO estimates that around 15% of adults aged 60 and over suffer from a mental health disorder, with depression being the most prevalent. 
  • Around one-third of people aged 65 and over, have disabling hearing loss, with prevalence increasing with age. 
  1. Chronic Conditions
  1. Neurological Disorders
  1. Mental Health Issues
  1. Sensory Impairments
  1. Functional Decline and Mobility Issues
  1. Skin Disorders
  1. Sleep Disorders
aging population problems