Throughout Europe, people are living longer. Demographic ageing is one of the most serious challenges that Europe is currently facing.
Older people are at risk of becoming frail and developing disability, thus resulting in crucial challenges to the well-being of individuals and families and to the health and social care systems. However, frailty is not an inevitable consequence of ageing and may be prevented and treated to foster a longer and healthier life. To maximise frailty prevention, EU-funded projects are helping people to stay healthy and active as they grow old, and ensuring that healthcare delivery is geared to their needs.
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