Although many of us can expect to experience an extended old age, it is likely to be with longer periods of diminished mobility, cognitive function and other complex health conditions.
This presents a challenge for the ageing population, their families and carers. For policymakers, providers of health and social care services and financial services companies seeking to support any personal financial planning, there are a number of uncertainties that raise questions.
Professor Carol Jagger is the AXA professor of epidemiology of ageing at Newcastle University and is an acknowledged authority in the UK on the demography and epidemiology of ageing.
As a recently elected Honorary Fellow of the IFoA, she will address the Autumn Lecture on the complex challenges facing extended longevity and what is known about ageing trends in modern societies, including research on healthy and impaired life expectancy and ageing population projections.
Chaired by the IFoA's new president, Nick Salter, the evening will also include the presentation of IFoA Honorary Fellowships to both Jagger and Sir Philip Mawer.
This event will take place at the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh on 1 October.
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