Sheffield Café Scientifique

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09 January 2012 Technology; will it save us from the challenges of an ageing population? Professor Gail Mountain,

Policy makers are seeking solutions to the challenges of population ageing and in particular the projected economic burden of  the increased lifespan.   Increased use of technology to facilitate delivery of health and social is viewed as being a significant means of achieving cost effective service delivery.  This may be so but what are the limitations of this vision?  How can society adapt in a more holistic manner to an ageing population?  Why do we always consider the problems of ageing rather than the potential?  These and other questions will be posed for debate through the session.