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HOW TO ENSURE SENIOR CITIZENS’ HEALTH AND ACTIVE LONGEVITY
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Olga Tkacheva, Director, Russian Clinical and Research Center of Gerontology of the Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University (RNRMU) of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
Long and high-quality life is one of the main aspirations of mankind. Over the past century, we have achieved impressive success: according to UN estimates, the life expectancy of the world's population has increased by almost 27 years and amounted to 72.6 years by 2019. At the same time, the world's population is rapidly aging, and by 2050 every sixth person in the world will be over 65 years old. Such a social transformation requires to review approaches on the part of the state and introduce special programs in order to transfer silver aged people from the “economic burden” category to the “economic asset” category. A key role in this is played by improving quality of medical care and introduction of integrated approaches and new technologies for treatment of “age-related” diseases and conditions.
Issues for discussion:
• What are the main challenges getting in way to active aging today?
• What new approaches are used in medicine to improve quality of life, including active life, and preserve the health of silver aged people?
• How can the state prolong the active longevity of its citizens?