The speed at which the UK's population is ageing has been described as a ticking timebomb.

But a new report in the influential British Medical Journal says the problem has been overstated.

It challenges fears that the state won't be able to support the elderly, and says that over 65's shouldn't automatically be seen as dependent.

Al Jazeera's Kim Vinnell reports from London.

 

Source: Al Jazeera