Excerpt from the debate:
“But do you know what I miss? I want to see a vision for care that concerns seniors. I miss a clear direction. And I miss the ability to take responsibility for the care of the elderly nationally. New goals for equal care as been added , which is good, but I miss the vision and direction.
To me, it is clear what needs to be done when it comes to the development of care and care for senior citizens.
First, we must move from a reactive approach to a proactive approach. What does that mean? Well, that means we should work more preventatively. We know there is a lot to do here. You can already take a regular X-ray image of your teeth to find out if you are at risk of osteoporosis.
With, for example, strength training, we can prevent osteoporosis. Through good nutrition we prevent malnutrition. And through social activities we can prevent involuntary loneliness. ”
See the entire debate here: Elderly issues Debate on proposals – 13 February 2020
On December 12, the Swedish Government’s Strategy for Life Science was published, highlighting the importance of collaboration between the health sectors.
Cooperation between dental care and health care is important because a large part of the population regularly visits dental care. Dental examinations can potentially be used to detect diseases that are not directly related to dental health. Health screening in dental care could provide better conditions for early diagnosis and the possibility of preventive intervention in, for example, primary care.
Read the whole strategy here: Strategy Life Science