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Healthy Ageing Tour 2018

13.03.2018  15:40
Join us for this year’s Healthy Ageing Tour of Denmark from Tuesday October 23 to Friday October 26, 2018. This guided tour hopes to promote knowledge exchange between North America and Denmark with respects to models and approaches for healthy ageing, specifically addressing dementia.

Danish Government has recently rolled out its National Dementia Strategy focusing on making municipalities “dementia-friendly” by accounting for all patients across the country, improving diagnosis and significantly reducing anti-psychotic medication by 2025. This Tour provides a unique opportunity for stakeholders involved to learn about best practices, expand networks and business opportunities while addressing key challenges associated with dementia and ageing.

The number of people with dementia is increasing globally and healthcare systems face unique challenges to better serve the needs of these people. People with dementia not only have complex needs but also have an extensive impact on the lives of their relatives and family caregivers. Therefore, there is a great need to develop and apply innovative, flexible and efficient solutions to support and care for people living with dementia as well as those who take care of them. Denmark is moving forward with many innovative solutions to address these needs and to build a dementia friendly society which would be highlighted in this tour.

Key themes & learning opportunities

  • Approach to maintaining independence and supporting patients, families and caregivers
  • Age-friendly health system and service design, and integration between services
  • The role of technology in supporting healthy ageing at home; and bridging care between hospital and community 
  • Site visits to residential, long-term care, and independent living facilities
  • Person-centred care supported by digital care planning

Who might want to attend?

  • Eldercare advocates and health system decision makers, policy experts and executives
  • Healthcare clinicians and professionals
  • Private and public operators of homecare and long-term care services
  • Academics and educators focused on ageing, geriatrics and rehabilitation

Supporting citizens in remaining self-sufficient and independent is an important element of Danish healthcare for the elderly. Allowing people an independent and empowered life optimizes well-being and results in significant savings in the medical care sector. 

The official tour program is 3 full days spanning from Tuesday October 23 to Friday October 26. Please note the cost of the tour includes hotel accomodation until Sunday October 28.

To register, please click here. For information, please contact:

Kerry Allerton
Royal Danish Consulate, Toronto
kerall@um.dk / 416-640-1301            
 
Helene Scherling Olsen
Royal Danish Consulate, Toronto
helsol@um.dk / 416-640-7484