The UN expects the number of people aged over 60 to double by 2050. Many of them will live in nursing homes, but some say adding child care centres on site could help lift their spirits.
As the global population ages, dealing with elderly depression, loneliness and quality of life has become one of the most pressing challenges of modern society.
But in a first for the UK, a nursing home has invited a full-time children's daycare centre to be stationed there.
The idea to combine the two generations came from daycare centre owner Judith Ish-Horowicz who had been bringing children to the nursing home for years.
TRT World's Sarah Morice has more on the story.