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By Kathrin Komp, Marja Aartsen

Europe at present is the oldest continent on this planet and its inhabitants remains to be growing old. This demographic shift impacts society, economic climate, and welfare states. students from a variety of disciplines and the general public famous this improvement and sweetness what results it could possibly have, yet lack sufficient details. They demand factors which are concise and simply obtainable. The publication handy fills this lacuna. It introduces readers to crucial advancements, theories, innovations, and discussions in growing old reviews – continuously maintaining a tally of the present state of affairs in Europe. every one bankruptcy adopts the point of view of a special self-discipline, e.g. public health and wellbeing, sociology, economics, or expertise. To make the reasons effortless to appreciate, the e-book contains studying instruments reminiscent of studying ambitions, a number of selection questions, and a thesaurus.

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This publication gives an overview of the health status of older Europeans, among other topics. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. (2011). Help wanted? Providing and paying for long-term care. Paris: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. This book describes long-term care provisions in Europe and beyond. 1 Summary and Learning Goals Gerontopsychology explores the effects of ageing on the brain and on personality. It explores how cognitive functions change with ageing and how individuals can cope with such change in order to maintain a high quality of life.

1 The informal help and care arrangements of older Europeans, 2004 Country Spain Italy Switzerland France Netherlands Greece Austria Germany Sweden Denmark 23 Older person… Received help or care (in %) Gave help or care (in %) 15 17 19 20 24 25 27 28 28 28 14 23 38 33 41 20 25 33 42 48 (Attias-Donfut et al. 1 gives an overview of the informal care arrangements of older Europeans. On the one hand, it shows us how many older Europeans receive informal help or care. This percentage ranged from about 15 % in Spain to 28 % in Sweden, Denmark, and Germany.

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