Care and Design
In the last century, the world population has been experiencing a demographic transformation to which great attention must be paid. If at the start of the 20th century, the number of people over the age of 65 was around 5% of the world population, by 2050 Earth will be populated by 4 million centenarians and more than 300 million octogenarians.
This trend is more evident in developed countries where values are further accentuated due to better overall living conditions. In Europe, people over 65 make up 20.3% of the population. In Italy, that figure is 22.8% and will increase to 33.7% by 2045.
Reasons for this range from the progressive entry of baby boomers into their Golden Years, to the evolution of medicine, and even to a constant decrease in the fertility rate.