Healthy Aging

Through Internet Counselling

in the Elderly



Collaborative project co-funded by the European Unions' Seventh Framework Programme (FP7, 2007-2013) under grant agreement No 305374.

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Statistics Netherlands, the Dutch national statistical office reported that internet-use among Dutch elderly people is on the rise. In 2006, internet was used by 42 percent of the 65 to 75-year olds and in 2012, this percentage had risen to 75. Last year, the over-75s were surveyed for the first time and 34 percent of this very old population occasionally uses internet. E-mailing, surfing the web for information and online banking are the most popular activities among older people. There is a gap between very old men and women, as twice as many over 75-year old men use internet compared to over 75-year old women.
Sourse: Ger Sleijpen, CBS Web magazine, 27 May 2013

In issue 3 of the Lancet Neurology a report by Tim Dehnel describes how The European Dementia Prevention Initiative (EDPI) that started in 2011 tries to overcome the encountered difficulties in dementia prevention trials. Within HATICE the first collaborative prevention trial after the launch of EDPI will take place. The lessons learned from current ongoing dementia prevention studies will be implemented.