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RTS21TFZ
September 18, 2018
A Farmers wearing a flat cap attends sheep sales at the livestock market in Melton Mowbray, Britain September...
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
A Farmers wearing a flat cap attends sheep sales at the livestock market in Melton Mowbray
A Farmers wearing a flat cap attends sheep sales at the livestock market in Melton Mowbray, Britain September 18, 2018. REUTERS/Darren Staples
CALIFORNIA-AGING/
RTX69XMK
June 19, 2018
California prison inmate Richard Arriola does not remember the digestion problems that drove him to the...
Stockton, UNITED STATES
The Wider Image: Caring for California's aging prisoners
California prison inmate Richard Arriola does not remember the digestion problems that drove him to the doctor on a recent morning, or details of the conviction for child molestation that sent him to prison at age 88. Arriola is one of about 18,400 inmates over the age of 55 in California prisons, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. It is a swelling population that has led authorities to take the first steps toward creating a dementia unit at the state's main prison medical facility in the San Joaquin Valley city of Stockton, Reuters has learned. The wing would mark a shift from California's earlier efforts to treat prisoners with cognitive decline, relying on inmate volunteers and a modest staff to help them rather than a more expensive medical unit. Reuters visited two California prisons recently to look at the challenges states face, as improved medical care, long sentences from tougher crime laws, and a steady increase of older adults entering prison has contributed to an extraordinary rise of elderly inmates. In California, seven percent of the state's 130,000 prisoners were over the age of 60 in 2016, the most recent year for which data is available, compared to just 1 percent 20 years earlier, according to a report by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Throughout the United States, states are grappling with similar challenges as prisoners age. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson SEARCH "NICHOLSON AGING" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. Matching text: CALIFORNIA-AGING/
THAILAND-AGEING/
RTS1QE53
May 08, 2018
Wearing crisp red-and-white uniforms, a group of 60-year-olds pile into a bus, smiling broadly as they...
Ayutthaya, Thailand
The Wider Image: Back to school for Thailand's elderly
Wearing crisp red-and-white uniforms, a group of 60-year-olds pile into a bus, smiling broadly as they make their way to a school in Ayutthaya, a province in Thailand. For this group, and others across the country, going back to school offers a way to fight loneliness at a time when changing demographics mean more elderly people are living alone. "I've been looking forward to every Wednesday, when I go to school, dress up as a school student and meet friends. We get to talk and laugh together," said Somjit Teeraroj, a 77-year-old widow who is a student at the school for the elderly in Ayutthaya's Chiang Rak Noi subdistrict. After the death of her husband of 40 years, with her children visiting occasionally, Somjit said it was the school that helped her recover from her loss. Somjit's story is emblematic of a larger problem in Thailand - a rapidly ageing population. Thailand, together with China, is ageing faster than its regional neighbours. By 2040, it is expected to have the highest share of elderly people of any developing country in East Asia, according to the World Bank. Thailand has 7.5 million people aged 65 and over, a figure projected to swell to 17 million by 2040 - more than a quarter of the expected population. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "PERAWONGMETHA SCHOOL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. Matching text: THAILAND-AGEING/
JAPAN-AGEING/ROBOTS
RTX5EH21
March 27, 2018
Paro the furry seal cries softly while an elderly woman pets it. Pepper, a humanoid, waves while leading...
Takahagi, Japan
The Wider Image: Ageing Japan: Robots' role in future of elder care
Paro the furry seal cries softly while an elderly woman pets it. Pepper, a humanoid, waves while leading a group of senior citizens in exercises. The upright Tree guides a disabled man taking shaky steps, saying in a gentle feminine voice, "right, left, well done!" Robots have the run of Tokyo's Shin-tomi nursing home, which uses 20 different models to care for its residents. The Japanese government hopes it will be a model for harnessing the country's robotics expertise to help cope with a swelling elderly population and dwindling workforce. Allowing robots to help care for the elderly - a job typically seen as requiring a human touch - may be a jarring idea in the West. But many Japanese see them positively, largely because they are depicted in popular media as friendly and helpful. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON ROBOTS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. Matching text: JAPAN-AGEING/ROBOTS
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June 09, 2016
Burton Pretty On Top Sr., a member of America?s Crow Indian Tribe, who joined other tribal members recently...
Crow Agency, UNITED STATES
Burton Pretty On Top Sr. a member of America?s Crow Indian Tribe who joined other tribal members recently...
Burton Pretty On Top Sr., a member of America?s Crow Indian Tribe, who joined other tribal members recently in a project to help Native Americans write their wills is pictured in Crow Agency, Montana, U.S. on May 24, 2016. REUTERS/Ellen Wulfhorst
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RTSGSAD
June 09, 2016
Law student Lesley Gray (L), helps Crow tribal member Lawrence Stands in an effort to encourage tribal...
PRYOR, UNITED STATES
Law student Lesley Gray helps Crow tribal member Lawrence Stands in an effort to encourage tribal members...
Law student Lesley Gray (L), helps Crow tribal member Lawrence Stands in an effort to encourage tribal members to write wills in Pryor, Montana, U.S. On May 26, 2016. REUTERS/Ellen Wulfhorst
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May 04, 2016
An elderly woman exercises during a physical therapy session at Bangkhae Home Foundation in Bangkok,...
Bangkok, Thailand
The Wider Image: The cost of caring for the elderly
An elderly woman exercises during a physical therapy session at Bangkhae Home Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand, April 27, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "THAILAND ELDERLY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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May 04, 2016
Elderly people gather before their breakfast at Bangkhae Home Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand, April...
Bangkok, Thailand
The Wider Image: The cost of caring for the elderly
Elderly people gather before their breakfast at Bangkhae Home Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand, April 27, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "THAILAND ELDERLY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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RTX2CVOD
May 04, 2016
A sleep therapy device is seen next to a bed at Wellness Nursing Home Center in Ayutthaya, Thailand,...
Ayutthaya, Thailand
The Wider Image: The cost of caring for the elderly
A sleep therapy device is seen next to a bed at Wellness Nursing Home Center in Ayutthaya, Thailand, April 9, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "THAILAND ELDERLY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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RTX2CVOC
May 04, 2016
Somjit Phuthasiri (R), 90, attends Songkran festival at Wellness Nursing Home Center in Ayutthaya, Thailand,...
Ayutthaya, Thailand
The Wider Image: The cost of caring for the elderly
Somjit Phuthasiri (R), 90, attends Songkran festival at Wellness Nursing Home Center in Ayutthaya, Thailand, April 9, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "THAILAND ELDERLY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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RTX2CVOB
May 04, 2016
Uthai Sagulpongmalee, 70, lies in bed at Wellness Nursing Home Center in Ayutthaya, Thailand, April 9,...
Ayutthaya, Thailand
The Wider Image: The cost of caring for the elderly
Uthai Sagulpongmalee, 70, lies in bed at Wellness Nursing Home Center in Ayutthaya, Thailand, April 9, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "THAILAND ELDERLY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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RTX2CVOA
May 04, 2016
An elderly woman exercises during a physical therapy session at Bangkhae Home Foundation in Bangkok,...
Bangkok, Thailand
The Wider Image: The cost of caring for the elderly
An elderly woman exercises during a physical therapy session at Bangkhae Home Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand, April 27, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "THAILAND ELDERLY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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RTX2CVO9
May 04, 2016
Somjit Phuthasiri, 90, walks out from a toilet at her home at Wellness Nursing Home Center in Ayutthaya,...
Ayutthaya, Thailand
The Wider Image: The cost of caring for the elderly
Somjit Phuthasiri, 90, walks out from a toilet at her home at Wellness Nursing Home Center in Ayutthaya, Thailand, April 9, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "THAILAND ELDERLY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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RTX2CVO7
May 04, 2016
Sampao Jantharun (L), 78, assists Somjit Phuthasiri, 90, on a wheelchair as they head to their home at...
Ayutthaya, Thailand
The Wider Image: The cost of caring for the elderly
Sampao Jantharun (L), 78, assists Somjit Phuthasiri, 90, on a wheelchair as they head to their home at Wellness Nursing Home Center in Ayutthaya, Thailand, April 9, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "THAILAND ELDERLY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
THAILAND-AGEING/WIDERIMAGE
RTX2CVO6
May 04, 2016
An elderly man receives help from a nurse during a physical therapy session at Bangkhae Home Foundation...
Bangkok, Thailand
The Wider Image: The cost of caring for the elderly
An elderly man receives help from a nurse during a physical therapy session at Bangkhae Home Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand, April 27, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "THAILAND ELDERLY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
THAILAND-AGEING/WIDERIMAGE
RTX2CVO5
May 04, 2016
Uthai Sagulpongmalee, 70, lies in bed at Wellness Nursing Home Center in Ayutthaya, Thailand, April 9,...
Ayutthaya, Thailand
The Wider Image: The cost of caring for the elderly
Uthai Sagulpongmalee, 70, lies in bed at Wellness Nursing Home Center in Ayutthaya, Thailand, April 9, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "THAILAND ELDERLY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
THAILAND-AGEING/WIDERIMAGE
RTX2CVO4
May 04, 2016
An elderly man receives help from a nurse during a physical therapy session at Bangkhae Home Foundation...
Bangkok, Thailand
The Wider Image: The cost of caring for the elderly
An elderly man receives help from a nurse during a physical therapy session at Bangkhae Home Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand, April 27, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "THAILAND ELDERLY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
THAILAND-AGEING/WIDERIMAGE
RTX2CVO3
May 04, 2016
Sampao Jantharun (L), 78, assists Somjit Phuthasiri, 90, on a wheelchair as they head to their home at...
Ayutthaya, Thailand
The Wider Image: The cost of caring for the elderly
Sampao Jantharun (L), 78, assists Somjit Phuthasiri, 90, on a wheelchair as they head to their home at Wellness Nursing Home Center in Ayutthaya, Thailand, April 9, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "THAILAND ELDERLY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
THAILAND-AGEING/WIDERIMAGE
RTX2CVO2
May 04, 2016
Elderly people gather before their breakfast at Bangkhae Home Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand, April...
Bangkok, Thailand
The Wider Image: The cost of caring for the elderly
Elderly people gather before their breakfast at Bangkhae Home Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand, April 27, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "THAILAND ELDERLY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
THAILAND-AGEING/WIDERIMAGE
RTX2CVO1
May 04, 2016
Somjit Phuthasiri (R), 90, attends Songkran festival at Wellness Nursing Home Center in Ayutthaya, Thailand,...
Ayutthaya, Thailand
The Wider Image: The cost of caring for the elderly
Somjit Phuthasiri (R), 90, attends Songkran festival at Wellness Nursing Home Center in Ayutthaya, Thailand, April 9, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "THAILAND ELDERLY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
THAILAND-AGEING/WIDERIMAGE
RTX2CVNY
May 04, 2016
A sleep therapy device is seen next to a bed at Wellness Nursing Home Center in Ayutthaya, Thailand,...
Ayutthaya, Thailand
The Wider Image: The cost of caring for the elderly
A sleep therapy device is seen next to a bed at Wellness Nursing Home Center in Ayutthaya, Thailand, April 9, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "THAILAND ELDERLY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
THAILAND-AGEING/WIDERIMAGE
RTX2CVNX
May 04, 2016
Elderly people attend a physical therapy session at Bangkhae Home Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand, April...
Bangkok, Thailand
The Wider Image: The cost of caring for the elderly
Elderly people attend a physical therapy session at Bangkhae Home Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand, April 27, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "THAILAND ELDERLY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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RTX2CVNW
May 04, 2016
Somjit Phuthasiri, 90, walks out from a toilet at her home at Wellness Nursing Home Center in Ayutthaya,...
Ayutthaya, Thailand
The Wider Image: The cost of caring for the elderly
Somjit Phuthasiri, 90, walks out from a toilet at her home at Wellness Nursing Home Center in Ayutthaya, Thailand, April 9, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "THAILAND ELDERLY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
THAILAND-AGEING/WIDERIMAGE
RTX2CVNV
May 04, 2016
An elderly woman reads a Dhamma book during a physical therapy session at Bangkhae Home Foundation in...
Bangkok, Thailand
The Wider Image: The cost of caring for the elderly
An elderly woman reads a Dhamma book during a physical therapy session at Bangkhae Home Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand, April 27, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "THAILAND ELDERLY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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RTX2CVNU
May 04, 2016
Uthai Sagulpongmalee, 70, lies in bed at Wellness Nursing Home Center in Ayutthaya, Thailand, April 9,...
Ayutthaya, Thailand
The Wider Image: The cost of caring for the elderly
Uthai Sagulpongmalee, 70, lies in bed at Wellness Nursing Home Center in Ayutthaya, Thailand, April 9, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "THAILAND ELDERLY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
THAILAND-AGEING/WIDERIMAGE
RTX2CVNT
May 04, 2016
Elderly people attend an aquatic exercise at a private pool in Bangkok, Thailand, April 28, 2016. Many...
Bangkok, Thailand
The Wider Image: The cost of caring for the elderly
Elderly people attend an aquatic exercise at a private pool in Bangkok, Thailand, April 28, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "THAILAND ELDERLY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
THAILAND-AGEING/WIDERIMAGE
RTX2CVNS
May 04, 2016
Elderly people attend an aquatic exercise at a private pool in Bangkok, Thailand, April 28, 2016. Many...
Bangkok, Thailand
The Wider Image: The cost of caring for the elderly
Elderly people attend an aquatic exercise at a private pool in Bangkok, Thailand, April 28, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "THAILAND ELDERLY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
THAILAND-AGEING/WIDERIMAGE
RTX2CVNR
May 04, 2016
Supapan Pullbangyung, 39, holds a cup containing medicines for her father, Serm Pullbangyung, 75, at...
Nonthaburi, Thailand
The Wider Image: The cost of caring for the elderly
Supapan Pullbangyung, 39, holds a cup containing medicines for her father, Serm Pullbangyung, 75, at her house in Nonthaburi, Thailand, April 24, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "THAILAND ELDERLY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
THAILAND-AGEING/WIDERIMAGE
RTX2CVNP
May 04, 2016
Nopawan Pullbangyung, 67, massages her husband Serm Pullbangyung, 75, at her house in Nonthaburi, Thailand,...
Nonthaburi, Thailand
The Wider Image: The cost of caring for the elderly
Nopawan Pullbangyung, 67, massages her husband Serm Pullbangyung, 75, at her house in Nonthaburi, Thailand, April 24, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "THAILAND ELDERLY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
THAILAND-AGEING/WIDERIMAGE
RTX2CVNO
May 04, 2016
Elderly people gather before their breakfast at Bangkhae Home Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand, April...
Bangkok, Thailand
The Wider Image: The cost of caring for the elderly
Elderly people gather before their breakfast at Bangkhae Home Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand, April 27, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "THAILAND ELDERLY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
THAILAND-AGEING/WIDERIMAGE
RTX2CVNM
May 04, 2016
Elderly people play petanque at Bangkhae Home Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand, April 27, 2016. Many Thai...
Bangkok, Thailand
The Wider Image: The cost of caring for the elderly
Elderly people play petanque at Bangkhae Home Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand, April 27, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "THAILAND ELDERLY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
THAILAND-AGEING/WIDERIMAGE
RTX2CVNL
May 04, 2016
Elderly people lie in beds during a physical therapy session at Bangkhae Home Foundation in Bangkok,...
Bangkok, Thailand
The Wider Image: The cost of caring for the elderly
Elderly people lie in beds during a physical therapy session at Bangkhae Home Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand, April 27, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "THAILAND ELDERLY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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RTX2CVNK
May 04, 2016
Elderly people are seen at Bangkhae Home Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand, April 27, 2016. Many Thai families...
Bangkok, Thailand
The Wider Image: The cost of caring for the elderly
Elderly people are seen at Bangkhae Home Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand, April 27, 2016. Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "THAILAND ELDERLY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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RTX2CVNJ
May 04, 2016
Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third...
Bangkok, Thailand
The Wider Image: The cost of caring for the elderly
Many Thai families look after elderly relatives at a cost that countrywide adds up to just under a third of household income. The number of families facing this issue will balloon as the population ages at a rate among the fastest in Southeast Asia. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha Matching text THAILAND-AGEING/ SEARCH "THAILAND ELDERLY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
THAILAND-POPULATION/
RTX269U8
February 10, 2016
Sunisa Hongaroon, a 67-year-old accountant, poses for a portrait while working at a transportation company...
Bangkok, Thailand
Sunisa Hongaroon, a 67-year-old accountant, poses for a portrait while working at a transportation company...
Sunisa Hongaroon, a 67-year-old accountant, poses for a portrait while working at a transportation company in Bangkok, Thailand, February 3, 2016. The World Bank estimates the working-age population will shrink by 11 percent by 2040, the fastest contraction among Southeast Asia's developing countries. Thailand's stage of economic development, the rising cost of living and education, and a population waiting longer to get married are among the reasons it is ageing more quickly than its neighbours. An effective contraception programme in the 1970s also played a part, said Sutayut Osornprasop, a human development specialist at the World Bank in Thailand. Picture taken February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
THAILAND-POPULATION/
RTX269U6
February 10, 2016
Pornsak Bowornsrisuk talks to a colleague while running a bus terminal in downtown Bangkok, Thailand,...
Bangkok, Thailand
Pornsak Bowornsrisuk talks to a colleague while running a bus terminal in downtown Bangkok, Thailand
Pornsak Bowornsrisuk talks to a colleague while running a bus terminal in downtown Bangkok, Thailand, February 3, 2016. Pornsak Bowornsrisuk pulls an umbrella towards him to shield his head of thick grey hair from the blazing sunshine at the Bangkok bus terminal he manages. "You've got to be damned tough to do this job," says the 63-year-old, who records bus arrivals and departures, and tots up fares collected from journeys across Thailand's capital. The World Bank estimates the working-age population will shrink by 11 percent by 2040, the fastest contraction among Southeast Asia's developing countries. Thailand's stage of economic development, the rising cost of living and education, and a population waiting longer to get married are among the reasons it is ageing more quickly than its neighbours. An effective contraception programme in the 1970s also played a part, said Sutayut Osornprasop, a human development specialist at the World Bank in Thailand. Picture taken February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
THAILAND-POPULATION/
RTX269U5
February 10, 2016
Thongdee Saenghow, a 62-year-old production supervisor, poses for a portrait while working in a rice...
Bangkok, Thailand
Thongdee Saenghow, a 62-year-old production supervisor, poses for a portrait while working in a rice...
Thongdee Saenghow, a 62-year-old production supervisor, poses for a portrait while working in a rice vermicelli factory outside Bangkok, Thailand, February 5, 2016. The World Bank estimates the working-age population will shrink by 11 percent by 2040, the fastest contraction among Southeast Asia's developing countries. Thailand's stage of economic development, the rising cost of living and education, and a population waiting longer to get married are among the reasons it is ageing more quickly than its neighbours. An effective contraception programme in the 1970s also played a part, said Sutayut Osornprasop, a human development specialist at the World Bank in Thailand. Picture taken February 5, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
THAILAND-POPULATION/
RTX269U3
February 10, 2016
Pranom Chartyothin, a 72-year-old bus conductor, poses for a portrait while selling and collecting bus...
Bangkok, Thailand
Pranom Chartyothin, a 72-year-old bus conductor, poses for a portrait while working in downtown Bangkok,...
Pranom Chartyothin, a 72-year-old bus conductor, poses for a portrait while selling and collecting bus tickets in downtown Bangkok, Thailand, February 3, 2016. The World Bank estimates the working-age population will shrink by 11 percent by 2040, the fastest contraction among Southeast Asia's developing countries. Thailand's stage of economic development, the rising cost of living and education, and a population waiting longer to get married are among the reasons it is ageing more quickly than its neighbours. An effective contraception programme in the 1970s also played a part, said Sutayut Osornprasop, a human development specialist at the World Bank in Thailand. Picture taken February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
THAILAND-POPULATION/
RTX269TX
February 10, 2016
Varatus Vongsurakrai, 68-year-old owner of a rice vermicelli factory poses for a portrait while working...
Bangkok, Thailand
Varatus Vongsurakrai, 68-year-old owner of a rice vermicelli factory poses for a portrait while working...
Varatus Vongsurakrai, 68-year-old owner of a rice vermicelli factory poses for a portrait while working on his office outside Bangkok, Thailand, February 5, 2016. The World Bank estimates the working-age population will shrink by 11 percent by 2040, the fastest contraction among Southeast Asia's developing countries. Thailand's stage of economic development, the rising cost of living and education, and a population waiting longer to get married are among the reasons it is ageing more quickly than its neighbours. An effective contraception programme in the 1970s also played a part, said Sutayut Osornprasop, a human development specialist at the World Bank in Thailand. Picture taken February 5, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
THAILAND-POPULATION/
RTX269TW
February 10, 2016
Sunisa Hongaroon, a 67-year-old accountant, works in a transportation company in Bangkok, Thailand, February...
Bangkok, Thailand
Sunisa Hongaroon, a 67-year-old accountant, works in a transportation company in Bangkok
Sunisa Hongaroon, a 67-year-old accountant, works in a transportation company in Bangkok, Thailand, February 3, 2016. The World Bank estimates the working-age population will shrink by 11 percent by 2040, the fastest contraction among Southeast Asia's developing countries. Thailand's stage of economic development, the rising cost of living and education, and a population waiting longer to get married are among the reasons it is ageing more quickly than its neighbours. An effective contraception programme in the 1970s also played a part, said Sutayut Osornprasop, a human development specialist at the World Bank in Thailand. Picture taken February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
THAILAND-POPULATION/
RTX269TR
February 10, 2016
Plang Pansaior, a 66-year-old bus driver, poses for a portrait while working in downtown Bangkok, Thailand,...
Bangkok, Thailand
Plang Pansaior, a 66-year-old bus driver, poses for a portrait while working in downtown Bangkok, Thailand...
Plang Pansaior, a 66-year-old bus driver, poses for a portrait while working in downtown Bangkok, Thailand, February 3, 2016. The World Bank estimates the working-age population will shrink by 11 percent by 2040, the fastest contraction among Southeast Asia's developing countries. Thailand's stage of economic development, the rising cost of living and education, and a population waiting longer to get married are among the reasons it is ageing more quickly than its neighbours. An effective contraception programme in the 1970s also played a part, said Sutayut Osornprasop, a human development specialist at the World Bank in Thailand. Picture taken February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
THAILAND-POPULATION/
RTX269TQ
February 10, 2016
Suphep Charnemichim, a 60-year-old bus driver, poses for a portrait while in downtown Bangkok, Thailand,...
Bangkok, Thailand
Suphep Charnemichim, a 60-year-old bus driver, poses for a portrait while in downtown Bangkok, Thailand...
Suphep Charnemichim, a 60-year-old bus driver, poses for a portrait while in downtown Bangkok, Thailand, February 3, 2016. The World Bank estimates the working-age population will shrink by 11 percent by 2040, the fastest contraction among Southeast Asia's developing countries. Thailand's stage of economic development, the rising cost of living and education, and a population waiting longer to get married are among the reasons it is ageing more quickly than its neighbours. An effective contraception programme in the 1970s also played a part, said Sutayut Osornprasop, a human development specialist at the World Bank in Thailand. Picture taken February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
THAILAND-POPULATION/
RTX269TP
February 10, 2016
Amnuay Pienpituk, a 86-year-old general manager of a rice vermicelli factory, checks his mobile phone...
Bangkok, Thailand
Amnuay Pienpituk, a 86-year-old general manager of a rice vermicelli factory, checks his mobile before...
Amnuay Pienpituk, a 86-year-old general manager of a rice vermicelli factory, checks his mobile phone before driving a cart at the factory outside Bangkok, Thailand, February 5, 2016. The World Bank estimates the working-age population will shrink by 11 percent by 2040, the fastest contraction among Southeast Asia's developing countries. Thailand's stage of economic development, the rising cost of living and education, and a population waiting longer to get married are among the reasons it is ageing more quickly than its neighbours. An effective contraception programme in the 1970s also played a part, said Sutayut Osornprasop, a human development specialist at the World Bank in Thailand. Picture taken February 5, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
THAILAND-POPULATION/
RTX269TN
February 10, 2016
Plang Pansaior, a 66-year-old bus driver, waits for passengers while working in downtown Bangkok, Thailand,...
Bangkok, Thailand
Plang Pansaior, a 66-year-old bus driver, waits for passengers while working in downtown Bangkok, Thailand...
Plang Pansaior, a 66-year-old bus driver, waits for passengers while working in downtown Bangkok, Thailand, February 3, 2016. The World Bank estimates the working-age population will shrink by 11 percent by 2040, the fastest contraction among Southeast Asia's developing countries. Thailand's stage of economic development, the rising cost of living and education, and a population waiting longer to get married are among the reasons it is ageing more quickly than its neighbours. An effective contraception programme in the 1970s also played a part, said Sutayut Osornprasop, a human development specialist at the World Bank in Thailand. Picture taken February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
THAILAND-POPULATION/
RTX269TM
February 10, 2016
Amnuay Pienpituk, 86-year-old general manager of a rice vermicelli factory poses for a portrait while...
Bangkok, Thailand
Amnuay Pienpituk, 86-year-old general manager of a rice vermicelli factory poses for a portrait while...
Amnuay Pienpituk, 86-year-old general manager of a rice vermicelli factory poses for a portrait while working on his office outside Bangkok, Thailand, February 5, 2016. The World Bank estimates the working-age population will shrink by 11 percent by 2040, the fastest contraction among Southeast Asia's developing countries. Thailand's stage of economic development, the rising cost of living and education, and a population waiting longer to get married are among the reasons it is ageing more quickly than its neighbours. An effective contraception programme in the 1970s also played a part, said Sutayut Osornprasop, a human development specialist at the World Bank in Thailand. Picture taken February 5, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
THAILAND-POPULATION/
RTX269TE
February 10, 2016
Thongdee Saenghow, a 62-year-old production supervisor, works at a rice vermicelli factory outside Bangkok,...
Bangkok, Thailand
Thongdee Saenghow, a 62-year-old production supervisor, works at a rice vermicelli factory outside Bangkok...
Thongdee Saenghow, a 62-year-old production supervisor, works at a rice vermicelli factory outside Bangkok, Thailand, February 5, 2016. The World Bank estimates the working-age population will shrink by 11 percent by 2040, the fastest contraction among Southeast Asia's developing countries. Thailand's stage of economic development, the rising cost of living and education, and a population waiting longer to get married are among the reasons it is ageing more quickly than its neighbours. An effective contraception programme in the 1970s also played a part, said Sutayut Osornprasop, a human development specialist at the World Bank in Thailand. Picture taken February 5, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
THAILAND-POPULATION/
RTX269TC
February 10, 2016
Pornsak Bowornsrisuk poses for a portrait while managing a bus terminal in downtown Bangkok, Thailand,...
Bangkok, Thailand
Pornsak Bowornsrisuk poses for a portrait while managing a bus terminal in downtown Bangkok
Pornsak Bowornsrisuk poses for a portrait while managing a bus terminal in downtown Bangkok, Thailand, February 3, 2016. "You've got to be damned tough to do this job," says the 63-year-old, who records bus arrivals and departures, and tots up fares collected from journeys across Thailand's capital. The World Bank estimates the working-age population will shrink by 11 percent by 2040, the fastest contraction among Southeast Asia's developing countries. Thailand's stage of economic development, the rising cost of living and education, and a population waiting longer to get married are among the reasons it is ageing more quickly than its neighbours. An effective contraception programme in the 1970s also played a part, said Sutayut Osornprasop, a human development specialist at the World Bank in Thailand. Picture taken February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
THAILAND-POPULATION/
RTX269TB
February 10, 2016
Pranom Chartyothin, a 72-year-old bus conductor, counts coins with a colleague after selling bus tickets...
Bangkok, Thailand
Pranom Chartyothin, 72-year-old counts coins with a colleague after selling bus tickets in downtown Bangkok...
Pranom Chartyothin, a 72-year-old bus conductor, counts coins with a colleague after selling bus tickets in downtown Bangkok, Thailand, February 3, 2016. The World Bank estimates the working-age population will shrink by 11 percent by 2040, the fastest contraction among Southeast Asia's developing countries. Thailand's stage of economic development, the rising cost of living and education, and a population waiting longer to get married are among the reasons it is ageing more quickly than its neighbours. An effective contraception programme in the 1970s also played a part, said Sutayut Osornprasop, a human development specialist at the World Bank in Thailand. Picture taken February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
THAILAND-POPULATION/
RTX269T9
February 10, 2016
Winai Suksri, 62, talks to a colleague while working at a bus terminal in downtown Bangkok, Thailand,...
Bangkok, Thailand
Winai Suksri talks to a colleague while working at a bus terminal in downtown Bangkok, Thailand
Winai Suksri, 62, talks to a colleague while working at a bus terminal in downtown Bangkok, Thailand, February 3, 2016. The World Bank estimates the working-age population will shrink by 11 percent by 2040, the fastest contraction among Southeast Asia's developing countries. Thailand's stage of economic development, the rising cost of living and education, and a population waiting longer to get married are among the reasons it is ageing more quickly than its neighbours. An effective contraception programme in the 1970s also played a part, said Sutayut Osornprasop, a human development specialist at the World Bank in Thailand. Picture taken February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
THAILAND-POPULATION/
RTX269ST
February 10, 2016
Pranom Chartyothin, a 72-year-old bus conductor, (2nd L) waits with colleagues for a bus in downtown...
Bangkok, Thailand
Pranom Chartyothin waits with colleagues for bus in downtown Bangkok, Thailand
Pranom Chartyothin, a 72-year-old bus conductor, (2nd L) waits with colleagues for a bus in downtown Bangkok, Thailand, February 3, 2016. Such scenes will only become more common in Thailand as its population rapidly ages, unlike its neighbours with more youthful populations. The World Bank estimates the working-age population will shrink by 11 percent by 2040, the fastest contraction among Southeast Asia's developing countries. Thailand's stage of economic development, the rising cost of living and education, and a population waiting longer to get married are among the reasons it is ageing more quickly than its neighbours. An effective contraception programme in the 1970s also played a part, said Sutayut Osornprasop, a human development specialist at the World Bank in Thailand. Picture taken February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
THAILAND-POPULATION/
RTX269SS
February 10, 2016
Pranom Chartyothin, 72-year-old rides in an empty bus while arriving to the terminal after selling bus...
Bangkok, Thailand
Pranom Chartyothin 72-year-old rides empty bus while arriving to terminal after selling bus tickets in...
Pranom Chartyothin, 72-year-old rides in an empty bus while arriving to the terminal after selling bus tickets in downtown Bangkok, Thailand, February 3, 2016. Such scenes will only become more common in Thailand as its population rapidly ages, unlike its neighbours with more youthful populations. The World Bank estimates the working-age population will shrink by 11 percent by 2040, the fastest contraction among Southeast Asia's developing countries. Thailand's stage of economic development, the rising cost of living and education, and a population waiting longer to get married are among the reasons it is ageing more quickly than its neighbours. An effective contraception programme in the 1970s also played a part, said Sutayut Osornprasop, a human development specialist at the World Bank in Thailand. Picture taken February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
THAILAND-POPULATION/
RTX269SM
February 10, 2016
Pranom Chartyothin, a 72-year-old bus conductor, sells and collects bus tickets in downtown Bangkok,...
Bangkok, Thailand
Pranom Chartyothin, a 72-year-old bus conductor, sells and collects bus tickets in downtown Bangkok,...
Pranom Chartyothin, a 72-year-old bus conductor, sells and collects bus tickets in downtown Bangkok, Thailand, February 3, 2016. Such scenes will only become more common in Thailand as its population rapidly ages, unlike its neighbours with more youthful populations. The World Bank estimates the working-age population will shrink by 11 percent by 2040, the fastest contraction among Southeast Asia's developing countries. Thailand's stage of economic development, the rising cost of living and education, and a population waiting longer to get married are among the reasons it is ageing more quickly than its neighbours. An effective contraception programme in the 1970s also played a part, said Sutayut Osornprasop, a human development specialist at the World Bank in Thailand. Picture taken February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
THAILAND-POPULATION/
RTX269SA
February 10, 2016
Pornsak Bowornsrisuk sits on a bench while managing at a bus terminal in downtown Bangkok, Thailand,...
Bangkok, Thailand
Pornsak Bowornsrisuk sits on a bench while managing a bus terminal in downtown Bangkok, Thailand
Pornsak Bowornsrisuk sits on a bench while managing at a bus terminal in downtown Bangkok, Thailand, February 3, 2016. Pornsak Bowornsrisuk pulls an umbrella towards him to shield his head of thick grey hair from the blazing sunshine at the Bangkok bus terminal he manages. "You've got to be damned tough to do this job," says the 63-year-old, who records bus arrivals and departures, and tots up fares collected from journeys across Thailand's capital. Such scenes will only become more common in Thailand as its population rapidly ages, unlike its neighbours with more youthful populations. The World Bank estimates the working-age population will shrink by 11 percent by 2040, the fastest contraction among Southeast Asia's developing countries. Picture taken February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
MYANMAR-ELECTION/MINORITIES
RTS4X04
October 18, 2015
An ethnic Kayaw boy has dinner next to his grandmother at their home at Htaykho village in the Kayah...
HTAY KHO, Myanmar
An ethnic Kayaw boy has dinner next to his grandmother at their home at Htaykho village in the Kayah...
An ethnic Kayaw boy has dinner next to his grandmother at their home at Htaykho village in the Kayah state, Myanmar September 12, 2015. With about 30,000 members, the Kayaw are one of the smallest ethnic minorities among Myanmar's 135 groups. Their village has for decades been off-limits, as armed rebels fought the military before a recent ceasefire stopped the bloody conflict here. The rebels in the area have put down their guns and taken to the hills to grow rice and corn, but slash-and-burn cultivation methods mean they struggle to find new places to farm. To Match Feature MYANMAR-ELECTION/MINORITIES Picture taken September 12, 2015. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
JAPAN-DAILYLIFE/
RTS2362
September 21, 2015
Elderly and middle-age people exercise with wooden dumbbells during a health promotion event to mark...
Tokyo, Japan
Elderly and middle-age people exercise with wooden dumbbells during a health promotion event to mark...
Elderly and middle-age people exercise with wooden dumbbells during a health promotion event to mark Japan's "Respect for the Aged Day" at a temple in Tokyo's Sugamo district, an area popular among the Japanese elderly, September 21, 2015. REUTERS/Issei Kato
JAPAN-DAILYLIFE/
RTS2361
September 21, 2015
A woman exercises with wooden dumbbells during a health promotion event to mark Japan's "Respect for...
Tokyo, Japan
A woman exercises with wooden dumbbells during a health promotion event to mark Japan's "Respect for...
A woman exercises with wooden dumbbells during a health promotion event to mark Japan's "Respect for the Aged Day" at a temple in Tokyo's Sugamo district, an area popular among the Japanese elderly, September 21, 2015. REUTERS/Issei Kato
JAPAN-DAILYLIFE/
RTS2360
September 21, 2015
Elderly and middle-age people exercise with wooden dumbbells during a health promotion event to mark...
Tokyo, Japan
Elderly and middle-age people exercise with wooden dumbbells during a health promotion event to mark...
Elderly and middle-age people exercise with wooden dumbbells during a health promotion event to mark Japan's "Respect for the Aged Day" at a temple in Tokyo's Sugamo district, an area popular among the Japanese elderly, September 21, 2015. REUTERS/Issei Kato
JAPAN-DAILYLIFE/
RTS235Z
September 21, 2015
Elderly and middle-age people exercise with wooden dumbbells during a health promotion event to mark...
Tokyo, Japan
Elderly and middle-age people exercise with wooden dumbbells during a health promotion event to mark...
Elderly and middle-age people exercise with wooden dumbbells during a health promotion event to mark Japan's "Respect for the Aged Day" at a temple in Tokyo's Sugamo district, an area popular among the Japanese elderly, September 21, 2015. REUTERS/Issei Kato
JAPAN-DAILYLIFE/
RTS235V
September 21, 2015
Elderly and middle-age people exercise with wooden dumbbells during a health promotion event to mark...
Tokyo, Japan
Elderly and middle-age people exercise with wooden dumbbells during a health promotion event to mark...
Elderly and middle-age people exercise with wooden dumbbells during a health promotion event to mark Japan's "Respect for the Aged Day" at a temple in Tokyo's Sugamo district, an area popular among the Japanese elderly, September 21, 2015. REUTERS/Issei Kato TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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