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Conference on Loneliness and the Elderly - Cycle of Social Challenges in the Balearic Islands

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This event, part of the cycle of social challenges in the Balearic Islands organised by Club Diario de Mallorca and the "la Caixa" Foundation, will consist of a conference focused on giving visibility to the problem of loneliness, how it affects the elderly, how to deal with this reality and what actions are being implemented in the Balearic Islands to accompany people.

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Presentation "Solitude as we age" by Mayte Sancho, psychologist and expert in social gerontology and planning.

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Demographic change: Are we prepared to live 100 years?

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 Location: Barcelona

The persistently low fertility rate and the increase in life expectancy in Spain and in most Western countries has accelerated the ageing process (relative and absolute) of the population to levels never before seen in the history of mankind. In societies such as ours, this transformation is aggravated by the arrival of the baby boom generations into old age. All of this could undermine the sustainability of the welfare state, the institutional machinery that distributes resources between generations in solidarity through contributions, taxes and transfers.

Professionals

"Living with Meaning" - 10 years advancing in person-centred care

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This year marks a decade since the beginning of the transformation of the care model in our homes.

An itinerary that began with a project initiated with the Basque Government, and which has brought with it the adoption of a new way of understanding care linked to aspects such as respect for dignity and personal autonomy, the promotion of capabilities from the meaningful and the everyday, the personalization of care under the figure of the professional of reference or the strengthening of life with the communities in which the centers are located.

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