Approximately 18% of the population in UK are at pensionable age and this could increase to 20% by the year 2025. Society nowadays tends to think that mental health problems are a normal aspect of ageing. Majority of the elderly do not have mental health illnesses but a minority of them does:
• 25% of the elderly over the age of 85 will develop dementia
• 10-25% of the elderly over the age of 65 will experience depression
• 4-23% of the elderly would have alcohol problems.
The average age in 2005-2010 for a male in the uk to pass away was 77.2
The average age in 2005-2010 for a female in the uk to pass away was 81.6
From results taken in 2011.
Average age for a male to pass away has gone from 77.2 to 77.95
Average age for a female to pass away has gone from 81.6 to 82.25.