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Title: AGING WELL: the medical perspective


1
AGING WELL the medical perspective
  • Patricia P. Barry, MD, MPH
  • Merck Institute of Aging Health
  • Washington, DC USA

2
Proportion Aged 65 in Europe
3
Expenditures and Health Status Lubitz, NEJM
3491048, 2003
4
Declining Disability in US
5
Declining Disability in US 65 Manton, Go, PNAS,
2001
  • Disability declined in elderly from 1994-99
  • Decline greater in 1990s than 1980s
  • 1982-89 0.26 per year
  • 1989-94 0.38 per year
  • 1994-99 0.56 per year
  • Absolute decline of 415,000 persons (-22) in
    institutional population
  • Savings of 18.9 billion

6
Challenges of an Aging Society
  • Prevention
  • Participation
  • Prioritization
  • Primary Care

7
Challenges of an Aging Society
  • Prevention
  • Of illness, disability, and burden
  • Information about healthy behaviors
  • Community programs for healthy lifestyles
  • Participation
  • In the workforce
  • Prioritization
  • Primary Care

8
Labor Force Participation by Persons 65
9
Challenges of an Aging Society
  • Prevention
  • Participation
  • In the workforce
  • Maintain health
  • Provide incentives
  • Prioritization
  • Primary Care

10
Challenges of an Aging Society
  • Prevention
  • Participation
  • Prioritization
  • Of health research in aging
  • Evidence based, effective care
  • Primary Care

11
Challenges of an Aging Society
  • Prevention
  • Participation
  • Prioritization
  • Primary Care
  • For improved care of older adults

12
Preferred method of receiving information (All
Europe)
13
Sources of information about health related to
aging (All Europe)
Chart shows percentage of respondents citing each
source
14
Level of concern (Europe analysed by country)
Chart shows percentage of respondents giving 5 or
6 out of 6 for level of concern
15
The MIAH Web Site
  • www.MIAHonline.org
  • non-commercial, public domain
  • Contents for practitioners
  • Breaking News - Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
  • Journal Club - Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
  • Tool Kits - Practicing Physician Education
    Project
  • State of Aging Health

16
Professional Education European Sponsored
Programs
  • Teaching General Practitioners about Geriatric
    Medicine
  • Hospital Broca, Paris
  • University of Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • University of Hamburg, Germany
  • Geriatric Center, Hannover, Germany
  • CRATAEGUS, Antwerp, Belgium
  • SEMEG Madrid, Spain
  • University Autonoma of Barcelona, Spain

17
Challenges of an Aging Society
  • Prevention
  • Participation
  • Prioritization
  • Primary Care
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