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Healthy Aging & Primary Care - Diversity-sensitive Primary Care

1. How can health systems support older people to have active, social and meaningful lives? At the moment we care for elderly people but we need to provide social engagement programmes, exercise programmes etc. There is a wealth of evidence to show that this improves cognitive function, physical and mental wellbeing, but the programmes need to be developed and delivered by he right people eg physiotherapists can advise about safe exercising with...

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Healthy Aging & Primary Care - Diversity-sensitive Primary Care

For me the care for older persons would be a priority, facing a situation in The Netherlands (which will be not much different in many other (Northern) European countries) where peoples life’s are prolonged more and more but quality of life is not keeping pace. The care provision in nursing homes is mostly of a very poor quality with large groups of residents, not well trained personnel, workforce shortages, no tailor-made care provision at...

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