Older women speak out about elder abuse

Jumwa 70 Kenya

Women from 19 countries have shared their personal experiences of elder abuse in order to break the taboo.

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Impact of dementia much greater for women

A carer and a doctor sit around an older woman with dementia in Myanmar.

The impact of dementia is much greater for women, according to a report from the Global Alzheimer’s and Dementia Action Alliance (of which Age International is a member).

Worldwide, more women than men live with dementia. Women also provide the bulk of the care for people living with dementia – and this does not stop as they age.

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Put a stop to ageism on International Day of Older People

Ageism exists all over the world. This International Day of Older People, Age International is calling on people and institutions everywhere to recognise and reject ageism.

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Older women are the invisible linchpins of the household economy

The global crescendo of voices calling out for women’s economic empowerment is getting harder for policymakers to ignore. But amid those diverse voices there is one group which still goes largely unheard: older women.

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Nepal earthquake: one woman & her story of resilience and hope

Kanchi stands outside her new house in Nepal.

When the roof of Kanchi’s house fell down during the Nepal earthquake in 2015, it destroyed more than a building. It destroyed a home that the single mother of nine children had built with her own hands. But 63-year-old Kanchi is a survivor. She will not let this disaster become the end of her story.

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