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Testimonial: ‘Healthy ageing and the challenge of comorbidity’

EPF posted a new entry on its blog: a testimonial from Cees Smit on how to incorporate the challenge of comorbidity in the “healthy ageing” concept. Cees Smit is policy advisor for EGAN, the European Patients Network for Medical Research and Health, member of EPF.

“While I’m getting older with haemophilia, my care-givers are getting younger. The same is true for EU policy makers. Where they are talking about new concepts like ‘healthy ageing’ and ‘self-management’, my personal experience is increasing health problems and a decreasing ability to manage my own care”.