What Age Is Considered Elderly?

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The term 'elderly' is a very subjective term. The term is based on the interpretation of the culture in which the person lives. Many cultures consider a person 'elderly' when they can no longer contribute to the welfare of the family. In western culture, the term has been applied to an increasingly older group.
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The demographic statistics say at the age 65 and older are considered elderly. Life expectancy is increasing compared to 1966 where only 6% of the population was elderly. Today, they account for 20% of the population.
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