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Context and justification

DEMOGRAPHIC, ECONOMIC
AND SOCIAL AGEING.



Population of elderly people in institutionalised environments

Field of survey

People over 65 in the population
Year 2015
European Union

18,9

Spain

18,4

Galicia

24,0

Portugal

20,2

North

18,4

45,0 %

40,0 %

35,0 %

30,0 %

25,0 %

20,0 %

15,0 %

10,0 %

5,0 %

People over 65 in the population

  • Year 2015
  • Year 2050

European Union

18,9%
28,1%

Spain

18,4%
33,4%

Galicia

24,0%
39,0%

Portugal

20,2%
34,6%

North

18,4%
39,8%

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

High prevalence in geriatrics
Bad health and quality of life.

Infra-diagnosis

Infra-diagnosis
Inadequate diagnosis.

Serious consequences

Serious consequences
Increase in disability.

How do we detect, assess and treat nutritional risk in elderly people?
 

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.


Activity

A CROSS-BORDER MULTIDISCIPLINARY AND INTERSECTORIAL NETWORKL


ASSESSING THE CURRENT SITUATION

ASSESSING THE CURRENT SITUATION
Activity 01

1.1 — Analysing the management and organisation of nutrition in retirement homes
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

DESIGNING INTERVENTION STRATEGIES
Activity 02

2.1 — Identifying, designing and developing food for elderly people
2.2 — Designing intervention strategies
IMPLEMENTING STRATEGIES

IMPLEMENTING STRATEGIES
Activity 03

3.1 — Pilot intervention
3.2 — Validation of intervention
3.3 — Mechanisms for monitoring and evaluating the intervention
SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT AND PROJECTION

SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT AND PROJECTION
Activity 04

4.1 — Developing models
4.2 — Evaluating the socio-economic impact of the project
4.3 — Identifying potentials for extrapolating to other vulnerable or disadvantaged groups

What results are we expecting?

Nutriage

A project by all of us...
for all of us.

Misericordia Oporto
Viana Do Castelo
Cluster Alimentario Galiciaa
Usc
Católica Faculty of Biotechnology
Fidis
Portugal Foods
Anfaco Cecopesca