The overall increase is, in part, due to advances in medicine resulting in people living longer. As such, improving health of older people must be treated as an urgent concern: the UN declared 2021–30 the Decade of Healthy Ageing, with the aim of reducing health inequities and improving the lives of older people worldwide. Digital approaches have huge potential to improve the health of the ageing population, but are existing tools and digital health interventions designed appropriately for this demographic?
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