Population of elderly people in institutionalised environments
Field of survey
|Year 2015||Year 2050|
People over 65 in the population
Spain has one of the highest rates of ageing not only in Europe but also in the entire world. The country's current 17% position with people over 80 —who make up 4% of the total population— will undergo a significant increase (ageing of ageing) in the coming years.
Such population ageing will entail a noticeable and steady increase of morbidity, including chronic and degenerative conditions with frequent incapacitating outcomes. The increased longevity of the population is a cause and consequence of changes in illness patterns.
THE IMPORTANCE OF MALNUTRITION
More than 50% of cases of malnutrition are due to reversible causes.
High prevalence in geriatrics
A Cross-border Multidisciplinary and Intersectorial Network
How do we respond?
A Cross-border Multidisciplinary and Intersectorial Network comprised of researchers in different disciplines such as nutritionists, clinical personnel, health intervention services, administration, business associations, food industry businesses, etc.
A CROSS-BORDER MULTIDISCIPLINARY AND INTERSECTORIAL NETWORKL
ASSESSING THE CURRENT SITUATION
1.2 — Identifying food habits in residents
1.3 — Nutritional, metabolic and micro-biotic analysis as well as cognitive deterioration in residents.
DESIGNING INTERVENTION STRATEGIES
2.2 — Designing intervention strategies
3.2 — Validation of intervention
3.3 — Mechanisms for monitoring and evaluating the intervention
SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT AND PROJECTION
4.2 — Evaluating the socio-economic impact of the project
4.3 — Identifying potentials for extrapolating to other vulnerable or disadvantaged groups