Elderly health The proportion of elderly in the population is increasing. Les på norsk Contact Articles Public Health Report Updated 12.12.2019 Dementia in Norway Between 80,000 and 100,000 people are living with dementia in Norway today. This number will rise with the increasing number of elderly people. Public Health Report Updated 21.06.2019 Health among the elderly in Norway About the health of the elderly in Norway. The diseases and health problems we experience in our later years, lifestyle choices and social inequalities. Public Health Report Published 21.02.2018 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) COPD prevalence in Norway will probably remain high in the coming years. Smokers and ex-smokers are at increased risk of COPD. Fact sheet Updated 09.11.2016 Osteoporosis and fractures in Norway - fact sheet Each year, approximately 9,000 adult Norwegians fracture a hip and 15,000 fracture a wrist. Many people also experience vertebral fractures. Show more Reports Systematic review Published 09.01.2020 Ambient sensors to support elderly persons living at home We conducted a review of systematic reviews to evaluate effects of ambient sensor technology on resource use in municipal health and care services, with a special focus on health economic evaluations. Mapping review Published 02.07.2019 Effectiveness of treatment for knee osteoarthritis We were asked to find and summarize key findings from systematic reviews about relevant treatment options to ease the symptoms in patients with arthritis in the knee. Mapping review Published 04.03.2019 Physical and physiological effects of bed rest The commission was to identify research literature about physical and physiological effects of bed rest in older adults. Mapping review Published 12.11.2018 Implications of elevators in high-rise buildings: a systematic mapping review We were commissioned to conduct a systematic review of empirical research about the implications of elevators in multi-story buildings. Systematic review Updated 15.12.2016 Primary and secondary prevention interventions for cognitive decline and dementia The world’s population is steadily growing older and the number of people with dementia is increasing. It is therefore of importance to identify effective strategies to prevent or delay its onset. Mapping review Updated 19.12.2016 Use of Liverpool Care Pathway at the end of life Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) has been promoted as a holistic approach for the care of dying patients and their families at the end of life. Systematic review Updated 05.12.2016 Interventions to support caregivers of people with dementia The report summarises the available research on interventions to support caregivers of people with dementia living in the community. Systematic review Updated 05.12.2016 Intermediate care units and Hospital at home for acute exacerbations of COPD COPD constitutes a major future challenge for health services, and it is important to promote effective prevention and treatment of the disease. Systematic review Updated 05.12.2016 Effect of interventions to reduce potentially inappropriate use of medicines in nursing homes: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials Educational outreach or educational interventions given alone or as part of a complex package aimed at health professionals may in some contexts reduce inappropriate drug use. Show more Projects Effect of preventive use of support stockings for elderly with venous insufficiency and swollen legs: a systematic overview 25.04.2018 Novel aspects of an old problem. The Norwegian Epidemiologic Osteoporosis Studies (NOREPOS) 01.01.2017 Longitudinal analyses of functional ageing (LONGFUNC) 01.06.2016 Hip fractures in Norway: Predictors, incidence and survival. Norwegian Epidemiologic Osteoporosis Studies (NOREPOS) 01.06.2009 Research findings 76,000 elderly people were dispensed at least 15 medicines during 2017 15.06.2018 Women have healthier brains in gender equal countries 14.08.2017 Related topics Theme Cardiovascular diseases Cardiovascular disease includes heart attacks (myocardial infarction), angina pectoris, heart failure, stroke and other diseases of the heart and blood vessels. Theme Causes of death & Life expectancy The main causes of death in Norway are cardiovascular diseases and cancer.