AGING COUPLE IN EUROPE, November 11-13th 2005
WROCLAW- POLAND; Subject of the workshops:
According to the United Nations, ageing is increasingly becoming one of the most salient social, economic and demographic phenomena of our times. In Europe, as in other continents of the world, the problem will be acute. It is estimated that by 2050, the number of people over 60 in Europe will have doubled to 40% of the total population or 60% of the working age population. As we age, our bodies naturally change and become more prone to certain health problems. Older people are far more likely than younger individuals to develop such serious disorders as atherosclerosis, diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis, Parkinson's disease and various forms of cancer. Also loss of memory and sex drive are expected, and feared, signs of aging.