Hamburg: Since the 1960s, the life expectancy in most European countries has risen with 11 years. Still, most European citizens (60%) over 65 have at least 3 chronic diseases.
Thus since 2007, the Ministry of Education and Research emphasizes on the importance of a healthy ageing process.
â€œThe research conducted aims to educate and help with the early recognition of potential threats to the state of health of an individual. Prevention should be a priority.â€ Stated Johanna Wanka, the Minister of Education and Research.
This approach aims to have the individual in the center of attention and should be aiming to provide a longer disease-free life and not a longer life with disease.