Old age and Dependency

Assisted Suicide: Tugdual Derville guest speaker on “Sud Radio”

On November 14, 2016, Tugdual Derville was a guest speaker on “Sud Radio”, invited by Philippe David for the broadcast “I Stand Alone” in the discussion on assisted suicide, following the Mercier Case. Tugdual Derville, guest on “Sud Radio” on November 14, 2016 Some...

Life expectancy and longevity: more and more centenarians?

On November 4, 2016, the French National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies “(Insee)” published a report on centenarians. In Europe, France has the most centenarians (21,000 in 2016), surpassing Spain, Italy, Switzerland and Portugal. This represents 20...

Seniors: 7th Annual National Day for Caregivers

The 7th Annual National Day for Caregivers was held on October 6, 2016. Throughout France a number of events took place to mark this event. This country alone has over 11 million caregivers: individuals who take care of a relative facing loss of autonomy, due to...

Challenges and perspectives for an ageing international population

A recent study, published by the American Census Bureau, indicated that by 2020, the population of 65 years old and older, on an international level, will be more numerous than those of children aged less than 5 years. Elderly people will represent 17% of the planet’s...