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The corona pandemic has resulted in many valuable reflections and has taught us some important lessons. In the future, we will have to pay attention to the shortcomings, and reflect on the successes, of how society takes care of its seniors. With the help of welfare technology, our seniors can be given the right to age in a safe and dign...
Many seniors live independent lives without wanting to rely on a relative or the health care system. They love to travel, meet friends and family, take walks outside and are determined not to be a burden to their family. Therefore, to be seen as “old” or “helpless” can be very detrimental for that person and to have to accept the help of others, is a big step away from that ind...
We are living longer and an increase in the average lifespan will mean an increase in the number of older people in the population, many of whom will live to a very advanced age. Calculations suggest that the average lifespan in Sweden by 2050 will be 86.2 years for women and 83.6 years for men, although others have suggested that the average lifespan may be even higher. An ageing population creates new demands on society, when other demographic changes are already having knock-on effects on the economy, society, and the medical care sector. Ageing in today’s society also imposes new demands on ou...
While the pandemic has affected all of us, few have been hit harder than the elderly. As a risk group, they have had to bear the brunt through months of isolation. But for many elderly the situation isn’t new; 600,000 elderly Swedes feel lonely even when there are no restrictions. It’s time to take action against loneliness, writes Carl-Johan Zetterberg Boudrie, CEO of the technology enabled care com...
In these times of lockdown, shielding and social distancing, loneliness and isolation can increase. Often the vulnerable groups are hit the hardest, and we do not know for how long the pandemic will last or what the real consequences will be. Although we are living longer and more people are aged 70+, the lack of social contact is a real threat to the wellbeing of seniors. As the UN Secretary Antonio Guterres recently said: “The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold fear and suffering for older people across the world. Beyond its immediate health impact, the pandemic is putting older people at greater risk of poverty, discrimination and i...
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