There is need for urgent action to address the rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) for older people worldwide. This position paper advocates for a “whole life course approach to NCDs, which is inclusive of all ages, should be adopted for any recommendations on detection and diagnosis, and strategies for prevention, management and treatment as well as more effective care.” It concludes with key messages and recommendations, and is useful for anyone interested in ageing and non-communicable disease in low and middle-income countries.

Type: Position paper

Language: English

Published: HelpAge International, 2011