oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - Dementia : the stigma and the challenges : conference paper
|Article Title||Dementia : the stigma and the challenges : conference paper|
|© Publisher:||Dullah Omar Institute|
|Journal||ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa|
|Publication Date||Mar 2011|
|Pages||32 - 33|
|Keyword(s)||Dementia South Africa|
It is widely acknowledged that South Africa has one of the most rapidly ageing populations in Africa, with increasing numbers between 64 and 70 years of age (Marais, 2007: 14). In 2000, it had the second-highest number of older persons on the African continent, and a 2001 population census showed that about 7.3% of the total population in South Africa were 60 or older (Joubert and Bradshaw, 2006).
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