Ageing Trajectories of Health: Longitudinal Opportunities and Synergies
The EU-funded ATHLOS Project aims to achieve a better understanding of ageing by identifying patterns of healthy ageing trajectories, the determinants of those patterns, the critical points in time when changes in trajectories are produced, and to propose timely clinical and public health interventions to optimise healthy ageing. Moreover, a new definition of ‘old age’ based on many characteristics rather than just the classical chronological definition of age will be used for calculating projections in each specific population and guide policy recommendations. The new definition will be used for calculating projections in each specific population and to guide policy recommendations.
Japan and Sweden are both facing challenges related to ageing populations. The four universities have significantly contributed to the research in the field of ageing. In that light, this workshop will give a perfect opportunity for future discoveries and deeper collaboration that will eventually promote a healthier ageing population.