Across the world, it is believed that Asia will feel the largest impact of its ageing population.  By 2050, most countries in Asia are expected to see at least 25% of their population over the age of 60, which will outnumber the population below the age of 15.  Longer lifespans, smaller family units, limited caregivers, and decreasing populations coupled with a population ageing at a faster rate than any other region in the world makes Asia particularly susceptible to the social and economic challenges presented by an ageing population.