IFA & DaneAge, 2016
The IFA Copenhagen Summit Report on Reablement and Older People offers a synthesis of the discussion papers generated at the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) Global Think Tank (October 2015) by four working groups comprising medical specialists, scientists and researchers in their respective fields of expertise — dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes, frailty, and technology. The report summarizes the fruits of the discussions at the Global Think Tank in relation to perceived benefits and challenges in a reablement approach, and presents recommendations for the future.
The Expert Papers on Reablement and Older People in relation to dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes, frailty, and technology are a result of the IFA Global Think Tank on Ageing. International experts were brought together by the IFA and DaneAge for the IFA Global Think Tank on Ageing to consider the evidence to date for the potential of the reablement model to maintain and / or improve the functional capacity of older people, to the degree that may require fewer or different services; and may even reduce the premature admission of older people to a range of institutional care.