The local UAE population of people above the age of 60 years is to see a steep increase, with the percentage of elderly doubling by the 20 years, according to the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), reported by Emirates 24/7.
According to Dr Salwa Al Suwaidi published by Khaleej Times:
- 20 per cent of adults aged 60 and over suffer from a mental or neurological disorder.
- Percentage of Emiratis above the age of 60 years in the UAE is 5.2 per cent. This proportion is expected to reach 11 per cent in 2032 and 19 per cent in 2050.
- Emiratis over the age of 60 make up a little more than 1 per cent of the population, but their numbers are growing rapidly.
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