key not presentation Healthy Ageing


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Eduprof Expertmeeting 14-15 April 2011 Groningen.

Key note presentation on Healthy Ageing by Dr. C. van der Schans, professor Health Care and Nursing, Hanzehogeschool Groningen, The Netherlands

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  • A report by Trust for America's Health, entitled Prevention for a Healthier America, found that investing $10 per person per year in proven community-based programs to increase physical activity, improve nutrition, and prevent smoking and other tobacco use, could save the country more than $16 billion annually within five years.
  • key not presentation Healthy Ageing

    1. 1. Healthy Ageing Healthy Life style Cees van der Schans, Mathieu de Greef
    2. 2. 16-05-11 Healthy Ageing Our life span is increasing
    3. 3. … but our health span is not increasing
    4. 4. 16-05-11 Healthy Ageing
    5. 5. age Cognitive decline Decline in physical fitness frailty cognitive impairment capacity Disability treshold Preventing disability loneliness Larson et al, 2006 De Greef, 2009
    6. 6. Bad news! <ul><li>We live longer </li></ul><ul><li>But longer with </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diseases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cognitive problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disability </li></ul></ul>16-05-11 Healthy Ageing
    7. 7. Good news! <ul><li>We can live even longer and </li></ul><ul><li>we can prevent or postpone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diseases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cognitive problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disability </li></ul></ul>16-05-11 Healthy Ageing
    8. 8. Healthy Ageing <ul><li>Longer life </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced disability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Later onset </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fewer years of disability prior to death </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fewer falls </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Improved mental health </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Positive effect on depressive symptoms, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>social connectedness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delays in loss of cognitive function </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lower health care costs </li></ul>
    9. 9. Age Health status Benefits for individual and society Ambition
    10. 10. 16-05-11 Healthy Ageing
    11. 11. Active lifestyle 16-05-11 Healthy Ageing
    12. 12. van der Wal M H et al. Eur Heart J 2010;31:1486-1493 Live longer
    13. 13. Eriksson K, Lindgrade F. Prevention of type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus by diet and physical exercises. Diabetologia 1991; 34: 891-898 Stay healthy
    14. 14. Disability by Age in Runners and Controls Age Category Community Control (n=249) Runners Club (n=369) Mean Disability Score Wang et al, Arch Int Med, 2002
    15. 15. Persons who exercised 3 or more times per week were more likely to be dementia-free than those who exercised fewer than 3 times per week. (N=1740, follow up 6 years) _ Larson et al, 2006
    16. 16. 16-05-11 Healthy Ageing
    17. 17. 16-05-11 Healthy Ageing Active lifestyle
    18. 18. 16-05-11 Healthy Ageing Active lifestyle Nutrition Mental health
    19. 19. 16-05-11 Healthy Ageing Active lifestyle Nutrition Daily activity Sport Work Environment Mental health
    20. 20. Healthy Ageing Hanze University FOOD Circel Lifestyle Network HG Healthy Ageing Research 5 centers of Applied Research & Innovation 15 professors 50 staff on Research and Education 16 PhD’s on Healthy Ageing Coordination Food& Nutrition Coordination Healthy Lifestyle