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The big ideas of 2016: the Alzheimer’s economy

The increase in our lifespans will provoke a revolution

By Bronwen Maddox   January 2016

A third of babies born now in Britain will live to be 100. The average life span for baby girls born in 2013 will be 94 years, according to the Office for National Statistics. For baby boys, just under 91. By 2062, the life expectancy of women in the UK (apart from in Scotland) will be 100 years, if expressed on the “cohort” basis, which takes account of continuing improvements in health and other things that help longevity…

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