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A study on the death rate and causes of death reveals large potential for prevention and improved health in the European Union
Some European countries, mainly among the new EU member states, have significantly higher mortality rates than others. This gap between ‘old’ and ‘new’ member states is even wider when deaths before the age of 65 are considered. A study by Luc Bonneux, Corina Huisman and Joop de Beer from the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) explores the drivers of Europe’s health divide and evaluates the potential for prevention and improved health in the European Union.   [...]
Providing informal care in mid and late life
Caring for one's spouse who suffers from long-term physical or mental impairments, giving a hand to an elderly neighbour by assisting with everyday activities in the household or looking after oneˆs grandchildren ? care provided outside of formal care institutions comes in many different guises. In this context, a recent study by Athina Vlachantoni from the University of Southampton sheds light on how, in particular, people in mid and late life fare as providers of informal care. [...]
Proporcionando cuidado informal en la madurez y vejez
La ayuda facilitada, fuera de las instituciones asistenciales formales, puede llegar de muchas formas: cuidando del cónyuge que sufre discapacidades físicas o mentales crónicas, ayudando a un vecino en edad avanzada con las actividades domésticas diarias o cuidando a sus nietos. En este contexto, un reciente estudio llevado a cabo por Athina Vlachantoni, de la Universidad de Southampton, explica cómo las personas de mediana y avanzada edad proveen ayuda informal. [...]
Apporter des soins informels au cours ou à la fin de la vie
S’occuper de son conjoint souffrant d’une infirmité physique ou mentale durable, aider un voisin âgé en l’assistant dans ses activités domestiques quotidiennes ou encore garder ses petits-enfants : les soins prodigués en-dehors des institutions officielles peuvent prendre différentes formes. Dans ce contexte, une étude d’Athina Vlachantoni de l’Université de Southampton s’intéresse aux personnes apportant des soins informels, en particulier au milieu ou à la fin de leur vie. [...]