On 25 May, Forte will arrange a seminar at the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2019 (IAGG-ER 2019). The congress is arranged 23-25 May in Gothenburg, with the theme “Towards Capability in Ageing – from cell to society”.

Forte’s seminar: New Conditions for an Active Ageing at Home – an International Comparative Perspective

Time: Saturday 25 May, 10:30 – 11:45
Chair: Heidrun Mollenkopf, Vice President of AGE platform Europe

The proportion of older people is increasing in many parts of the world. This development leads to significant challenges for both healthcare and elderly care as more people will live longer with disabilities and illnesses.

How international collaboration can contribute to address the challenges posed by the demographical development is highlighted in this symposium. Two projects funded by Forte will present research on care for older adults living at home and on digital technology, both studies comparing the experiences in different national contexts. What do a sustainable and value-integrated model for care look like in Sweden compared to India? What implications has the digital infrastructure for older adults in different western countries?

Forte has a government commission to fund interdisciplinary research on ageing in any of these three areas. The focus is on research that can contribute to the promotion of active and healthy ageing, research on how care for older adults should be designed to maintain independence and meet individual needs, and research on the innovative use of new technology in older adult’s lives.


Lotta Dellve – Preconditions For Value- And Perspective Integrated Leadership Of Homebased Eldercare In Sweden – Comparison With India

Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol – Digital Practices in Later Life: Tracking Smartphone and Mobile App Activity

Britt Östlund – Building a Framework for Older People´s Influence in Design and Technological Development

Urmi Nanda Biswas – Issues And Challenges Of Home Based Eldercare In India And Sweden: A Comparative Understanding

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