Healthy Aging & Primary Care

While older people in Europe are increasingly healthy and working into higher age, a substantial number of older adults will experience reduced functional ability significant parts of their lifetime, while others will experience intermittent reduced function and regain most of their capabilities. How could decision-makers, users and primary care staff work towards healthy ageing, meeting the needs of people in such different situations?

Theme coordinator: Frode Fadnes Jacobsen

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The need of Palliative Care in Primary care

Palliative Care - Healthy Aging & Primary Care

Patients with comorbidities and non-malignant conditions, frailty and dementia are still less likely to receive any form of palliative care than patients with cancer. Primary care systems have a unique potential to deliver palliative care to patients with all illnesses, at all times during the illness and is present in all countries. The vision of EAPCis that palliative care is fully integrated into primary care systems internationally so that al...

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Demographic change in Europe - green paper on ageing consultation Deadline 21 April 2021

Healthy Aging - Healthy Aging & Primary Care

All members of the public and stakeholders are welcome to express their views. They are particularly interested in feedback from stakeholders and individuals that are either addressing ageing related policies, or that are affected by different aspects of ageing. Relevant stakeholders include: public authorities in the Member States, regional and local authorities, social partners, stakeholders active on ageing-related issues in a wide sense, incl...

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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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On behalf of Sarah Burgmann (EFPC AdvBo member)

Healthy Aging & Primary Care

1st: I agree with your opinion.  There is a huge demand in a high quality care for older people. In Austria as in other well-establishe countries family structures have changed. Mothers reasume their jobs after birth as soon as a free place for childcare is available, multigenerational houses rarely exist, staying at home for many years or decades is not affordable for low-...

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Good quality care for the elderly

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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Interested in interdisciplinary aging research?

Healthy Aging & Primary Care Healthy Aging & COVID-19 - Healthy Aging

ROTOS, the research branch of OTEurope, is writing a COST-proposal among the impact of occuaptional therapy on healthy aging and wellbeing. We want to collaborate with different disciplines. So, if you are a senior researcher, interested in 'aging' research and willing to collaborate at the COST-proposal, please send me -in short time- your contact details. I bring you in contact with the ROTOS co-ordinator of this proposal.

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Interacting migrant health in all three themes

Healthy Aging & Primary Care - Healthy Aging & COVID-19

With my background as a researcher in migrant health, I would like to intergrate migrant health in all three PIE-themes; healthy ageing, mental health and primary care organization.  As our colleague Mehmet mentioned, there are two ways to provide health care to migrants: either migrant specific or diversity sensitive care. There are reasons to believe that diversity sensitive care would be ideal in a multi cultural society. In a...

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What does healthy ageing mean in a heterogeneous elderly population and how could healthy ageing be achieved for older people in very different situations and contexts?

Healthy Aging & Primary Care Healthy Aging & COVID-19 - Healthy Aging

The attached article points out some barriers for health promotion services to older people, related to both issues of accessability and of acceptability. This article in particular focus socioeconomic and ethnic diversity, while there are of course several other important differences to take into account. Besides, both national and local contexts of course matters. How could researchers investigate what healthy ageing mean for specifi...

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Invitation to contribute to the Healthy ageing theme for PRIMORE workshop in Nanterre September 30th 2019

Healthy Aging & Primary Care - Healthy Aging & COVID-19

More than two months have elapsed since our fruitful meeting in the Healthy ageing group during our launch seminar in Utrecht at the end of March 2019. Right now, we are planning a Healthy ageing session as part of the PRIMORE workshop in Nanterre September 30th 2019. I would like to invite you all to suggest research questions and topics to be dealt with in this session, and to forward abstracts for the session! Some of the research questions an...

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Healthy aging/Badgers: the cases of Italy and Japan

Healthy Aging & Primary Care - Healthy Aging & COVID-19

Japan and Italy have the two oldest populations in the world. In these two countries the demographic "pyramid" has started to verticalize decades ago, and in Italy forecasts predict that by 2030 "seniors" will overtake "juniors" by over 5 milion...how to tackle such a fast change, especially if seen under an historical lens? In Italy, the answer has been frequently fragmentary and incomplete, without a clear and...

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