CMJ- Better Future for Healthy Ageing

 

Croatian Medical Journal has published a special issue dedicated to Better Future for Healthy Ageing 2020 conference

From the editorial:

Is there a better future of healthy aging?
"Population aging affects almost every sphere of society. The number of people aged 60 or older has surpassed 1 billion, and the majority of them lives in low-income and middle-income countries, often without access to basic resources and facing barriers to full social participation. The number of European citizens aged over 65 in the next 50 years will increase two times, while the number of octogenarians will increase three times. However, a longer life does not necessarily mean a healthier or a more active life. Today, unhealthy life years amount to almost 20% of a person’s life."

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