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By Jean Woo

With the longest existence expectancy for males and the second one longest for girls, Hong Kong typifies our planet’s getting older inhabitants. The day-by-day lives of its older adults heavily fit the benefits and downsides skilled by way of city elders in different built international locations. For those purposes, Hong Kong’s aged function a salient advisor to older people’s social, mental, and healthcare needs—concerns of accelerating significance because the global grows older.


Aging in Hong Kong examines this emblematic inhabitants as a case learn in particular compared to their opposite numbers within the West, laying off mild on various, interrelated currents within the getting older event. Referencing quite a few overseas reports, the booklet contrasts varied well-being carrier preparations and social components and relates them to quite a few healthiness results. Its wide-ranging insurance files health and wellbeing and ailment developments, studies age-friendly coverage tasks, relates overall healthiness literacy to sufferers’ lively position of their personal care, and discusses elders as an underserved staff within the department of restricted wellbeing and fitness investment and assets. This a number of concentration attracts readers’ consciousness to regulations that desire revisiting or retooling as chapters examine significant lifestyles components including:


  • Living environment.
  • Retirement and post-retirement employment issues.
  • Financial asset management.
  • Health literacy relating to getting older issues.
  • Elder-positive provider supply models.
  • Ageism within the prioritization of healthcare.
  • End-of-life issues.


By assembling this kind of wealth of information on its topic, Aging in Hong Kong places ongoing demanding situations into transparent concentration for gerontologists, sociologists, future health and cross-cultural psychologists, public healthiness policymakers, and others focused on bettering the standard of elders’ lives.

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