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Nationales Gesundheitsziel “Gesund älter werden” (National health goal: “Healthy Ageing” )

Government of Germany; Federal Ministry of Health Country Resources Older Persons General Health Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Germany 1 March 2012 Policy document dementia, elderly care, health promotion

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Das nationale Gesundheitsziel ‚Gesund älter werden' will zweierlei erreichen: Eine bessere Gesundheitsförderung im Sinne einer Prävention sowie eine bessere Versorgung älterer Menschen im Krankheits- oder Pflegefall. Dazu werden die Handlungsfelder „Prävention und Gesundheitsförderung“; „Gesundheitliche, medizinische und pflegerische Versorgung“ sowie „besondere Herausforderungen“ wie das Thema Demenz und psychische Probleme im Alter aufgegriffen.

The national health policy “Healthy Ageing” has two main goals: a better health promotion for the elderly population in terms of prevention and a better health provision in case of Illness or nursing care. For this purpose the policy concentrates on actions concerning “prevention and health promotion", "Health, medical and nursing care" and "special challenges”, which include mental health and dementia.

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