World Report On Ageing And Health by M. C. World Health OrganizWorld Report On Ageing And Health by M. C. World Health Organiz

World Report On Ageing And Health

byM. C. World Health Organiz

Paperback | December 9, 2015

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Comprehensive public health action on population ageing is urgently needed. This will require fundamental shifts, not just in the things we do, but in how we think about ageing itself. TheWorld Report on Ageing and Healthoutlines a framework for action to foster Healthy Ageing built around the new concept of functional ability. This will require a transformation of health systems away from disease based curative models and towards the provision of older-person-centered and integrated care. It will require the development, sometimes from nothing, of comprehensive systems of long term care. It will require a coordinated response from many other sectors and multiple levels of government. And it will need to draw on better ways of measuring and monitoring the health and functioning of older populations.

These actions are likely to be a sound investment in society's future. A future that gives older people the freedom to live lives that previous generations might never have imagined.
World Health Organization is a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, charged to act as the world's directing and coordinating authority on questions of human health. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based polic...
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Title:World Report On Ageing And HealthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:230 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:December 9, 2015Publisher:WHO PUBLICATIONSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9241565047

ISBN - 13:9789241565042

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
1. Adding health to years
Introduction
The context for action
The challenges for policy development
Why act on ageing and health?
Conclusion
2. Healthy Ageing
What is ageing?
Ageing, health and functioning
A framework for action on ageing and health
Healthy Ageing
Trajectories of Healthy Ageing
A public-health framework for Healthy Ageing
Key issues for public-health action
3. Health in older age
Demographic and epidemiological changes
Health characteristics in older age
Intrinsic capacity and functional ability
Intrinsic capacity across the life course
Key behaviors that influence Healthy Ageing
Key environmental risks
4. Health systems
Introduction
Rising demand, barriers to use, poorly aligned
services
Economic impact of population ageing on health
systems
Responses
Conclusion
5. Long-term-care systems
Introduction
The growing need for long-term care
Current approaches to long-term care
Responding to the challenge of long-term care
Conclusion
6. Towards an age-friendly world
Introduction
Ability to meet basic needs
Abilities to learn, grow and make decisions
Ability to be mobile
Abilities to build and maintain relationships
Ability to contribute
The way forward
7. Next steps
Introduction
Key areas for action on Healthy Ageing
Conclusion
Glossary