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The FAM debates, Society & Ageing Chapter 5: End-of-Life Anxiety

FAM DEBATES
SOCIETY & AGEING
CHAPTER 5: END OF LIFE ANXIETY

05/10/2020

In creating its Foundation, the French Academy de Medicine wished to place at the service of society as a whole its unique capacity to bring together, on essential health and social issues and around the best French and international experts, all stakeholders, political, medical, scientific, economic and associative.

To fulfill its mission, the FAM has notably chosen to organize debates open to the public and the media and directly relayed to the public authorities, based on publications or scientific communications of excellence. In addition to their level, these debates are distinguished from other events of the same type by the benefit of the institutional status and the guarantees of credibility and ethics that are recognized at the Academy of Medicine.

The FAM is following up on its presentation in June 2019 of the SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) report on the future of ageing in Europe and its care, to launch a cycle of 5 debates on the situation in France entitled “Society and Ageing” which addresses 5 topics: Demographics and the Economy, Falls, Sensory Disorders and Public Policy, Taking Care of Yourself and Not Being Afraid of Other People’s Views, The Contribution of New Technologies, End-of-Life Anxiety. These topics are treated by academics with sociologists, philosophers, architects, representatives of patient associations, startups and companies; and are coordinated by Professor Jean-Pierre Michel, geriatrician, academic and Chairman of the working group that produced the report on aging made by SAPEA for the European Union. These debates will be followed by a call for associative projects in 2021 to act in the field with the beneficiaries.

CHAPTER 5 : END OF LIFE ANXIETY

This debate discussed with psychiatrist, sociologists, theologians, doctors and patient representatives, the questions of accompaniment, the place and role of caregivers, spirituality, assisted suicide, but also palliative care and pain treatment, with the subject, fundamental, of accepting death, at the center of this debate.

Thanks to the Pr Jean-François Mattei (President of the French Academy of Medicine), Pr Jean-Pierre Michel (President of the working group that produced the SAPEA report on aging for the European Union), Serge Guérin (sociologist), Dr Laure Copel (head of the palliative care unit of the Diaconesses), Catherine Vincent (journalist at the Monde), Véronique Chatel (co-founder of the magazine Aider), Pr Alain Serrie (president of the NGO Douleurs sans frontières), Pr Robert Moulias (past President of the SFGG), Pr Frédéric Limosin (Head of Department Psychiatry Corentin-Celton Hospital), Elio Volpolini (Buddhist monk), Mohammed Azizi (Imam of the APHP), Gabriel Farhi (Rabbi, Jewish Chaplain of the APHP), Jean-Marie de Bourqueney (pastor), Marie-Dominique Trébuchet (Director of the Higher Institute of Religious Sciences).

Proceedings and summary of the  debate soon.

The whole debate

Interview of Serge Guérin

Interview of Véronique Chatel

Interview of Jean-Marie de Bourqueney

Interview of Elio Volpolini

Interview of the Pr Jean-Pierre Michel

Interview of Marie-Dominique Trébuchet

Interview of Gabriel Farhi

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The FAM debates, Society & Ageing chapter 4: contribution of new technologies

The FAM debates, Society & Ageing chapter 4: contribution of new technologies

21/09/2020

In creating its Foundation, the French Academy of Medicine wished to place at the service of society as a whole its unique ability to bring together, on essential health and social issues and around the best French and international experts, all stakeholders, political, medical, scientific, economic and associative.

To fulfill its mission, the Fondation de l’Académie de Médecine has notably chosen to organize debates open to the public and the media and directly relayed to the public authorities, based on publications or scientific communications of excellence. In addition to their level, these debates are distinguished from other events of the same type by the benefit of the institutional status and the guarantees of credibility and ethics that are recognized at the Academy of Medicine.

The FAM is following up on its presentation in June 2019 of the SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) report on the future of ageing in Europe and its care, to launch a cycle of 5 debates on the situation in France entitled “Society and Ageing” which addresses 5 topics: Demographics and the Economy, Falls, Sensory Disorders and Public Policy, Taking Care of Yourself and Not Being Afraid of Other People’s Views, The Contribution of New Technologies, End-of-Life Anxiety. These topics are treated by academics with sociologists, philosophers, architects, representatives of patient associations, startups and companies; and are coordinated by Professor Jean-Pierre Michel, geriatrician, academic and Chairman of the working group that produced the report on aging made by SAPEA for the European Union. These debates will be followed by a call for associative projects in 2021 to act on the ground with the beneficiaries.

CHAPTER 4 : CONTRIBUTION OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES

Information and communication technologies are increasingly empowering citizens and engaging them in self-management of their health. These technologies help older people stay in their homes by providing security and assistance in their daily lives and by promoting communication with their loved ones. Telemonitoring and integrated diagnostics could help transform health services. However, these technologies raise questions about acceptance, protection of personal data, regulation and certification, real effectiveness, reimbursement and health economics, which are all ethical, scientific and economic issues. The conference took stock of these technologies and their potential effects. It was organized in partnership with the Académie des Technologies and benefited from testimonials from startups.

Thanks to Professor Jean-Pierre Michel, Luc Broussy (EHPA Presse & Conseil group), Nathalie Salles (President of the Société Française de Santé Digitale), Franck Mouthon (Theranexus), Professor René Amalberti (Académie des Technologies), Maximilien Petitgenet (Domalys), our patrons (CNP Assurances, Fondation Orpéa) and our partner nile.

Proceedings and summary of the forthcoming debate.

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Interview of Jean-Pierre Aquino

Interview of Maximilien Petitgenet

Interview of Stéphane Tholander

Interview of the Pr Jean-Pierre Michel

Interview of Luc Broussy

Interview of the Pr René Amalberti

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FAM Debates Society & Ageing chapter 3: taking care yourself and not fearing other people’s gaze; sport, well-being, food, alternative medicine

FAM DEBATES SOCIETY & AGEING CHAPTER 3: TAKING CARE YOURSELF AND NOT FEARING OTHER PEOPLE’S GAZE; SPORT, WELL-BEING, FOOD, AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

09/03/2020

In creating its Foundation, the French Academy of Medicine wished to place at the service of society as a whole its unique ability to bring together, on essential health and social issues and around the best French and international experts, all the administrative, political, medical, scientific, economic and associative stakeholders.

In order to fulfil its mission, the FAM has chosen to organise debates open to the public and the media and directly relayed to the public authorities, based on excellent scientific publications or communications. In addition to their level, these debates are distinguished from other events of the same type by the benefit of the institutional status and the guarantees of credibility and ethics that are recognised at the Academy of Medicine.

The FAM is following up on its presentation last June of the SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) report on the future of ageing in Europe and its care, to launch a cycle of 5 debates on the situation in France entitled “Society & Ageing” which will address 5 topics:
Demographics and the economy, Falls, sensory disturbances and public policy, Taking care of yourself and not being afraid of the gaze of others, The contribution of new technologies, End-of-life anxiety.

These topics will be discussed by academics with sociologists, philosophers, architects, representatives of patient associations, stratups and companies … These debates will be followed by a call for associative projects in 2020 to deal with the subject.

THIRD DEBATE : TAKING CARE YOURSELF AND NOT FEARING OTHER PEOPLE’S GAZE; SPORT, WELL-BEING, FOOD, AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

This third debate focused on well-being and health, both physical and mental, which must be at the centre of an individual’s lifestyle and be included in education from an early age to promote healthy ageing. Regular sports practice, meditation, social and family bonding, activity and intellectual stimulation are all elements that help to improve one’s health. The place of plastic surgery, the question of “ageism” and the necessary change in the way society should look at its elders were also discussed.

Proceedings and synthesis coming soon.

Speakers: Pr Jean-Pierre Michel, Dr Alain Calmat (President of the CNOSF medical commission), Kylia Claude (Mamie Regale and Silver Fourchette), Dr Philippe Denormandie (orthopaedic surgeon), Pr Marc Revol (plastic surgeon), Marie-Claire Chain (volunteer at the OLD’UP association and retired psychotherapist) and Dr Jacques Waynberg (founder and president of the Institute of Sexology).

Interview of Pr Jean-Pierre Michel

Interview of Pr Marc Revol

Interview of Mrs Roselyne Madelénat

Interview of Mrs Marie-Claire Chain

Interview of Dr Alain Calmat

Interview of Dr Jacques Waynberg

Interview of Dr Philippe Denormandie

Interview of Mrs Kylia Claude

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L’estime de soi se présente de plus en plus comme un indicateur de vieillissement

Publié le 11/03/20 à 11h13 

La Fondation de l’académie de médecine à travers son cycle de débats “Société et vieillesse” s’interroge sur le concept de bien-être des âgés. Socialisation, liens soignants-soignés ou encore alimentation émotionnelle ont été évoqués.

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FAM Debates Society & Ageing chapter 2: falls, sensory disturbances and public policies

FAM DEBATES SOCIETY & AGEING CHAPTER 2: FALLS, SENSORY DISTURBANCES AND PUBLIC POLICIES

19/02/2020

In creating its Foundation, the French Academy of Medicine wished to place at the service of society as a whole its unique ability to bring together, on essential health and social issues and around the best French and international experts, all the administrative, political, medical, scientific, economic and associative stakeholders.

In order to fulfil its mission, the FAM has chosen to organise debates open to the public and the media and directly relayed to the public authorities, based on excellent scientific publications or communications. In addition to their level, these debates are distinguished from other events of the same type by the benefit of the institutional status and the guarantees of credibility and ethics that are recognised at the Academy of Medicine.

The FAM is following up on its presentation last June of the SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) report on the future of ageing in Europe and its care, to launch a cycle of 5 debates on the situation in France entitled “Society & Ageing” which will address 5 topics:
Demographics and the economy, Falls, sensory disturbances and public policy, Taking care of yourself and not being afraid of other people’s eyes, The contribution of new technologies, End-of-life anxiety.

These topics will be discussed by academics with sociologists, philosophers, architects, representatives of patient associations, stratups and companies … These debates will be followed by a call for associative projects in 2020 to deal with the subject.

 

SECOND DEBATE : FALLS, SENSORY DISTURBANCES AND PUBLIC POLICIES

 

Falls among seniors, which affect 35% of the 65-80 age group, have significant economic, social and political consequences, often resulting in loss of independence. This second debate dealt with the causes: dizziness, hearing, sight. Then the solutions: home automation, public policies for prevention and urban planning that have a direct impact on reducing falls. This issue is all the more important as 12,000 people die every year in France from falls or their consequences.

Proceedings and synthesis coming soon.

Speakers: Prof. Jean-Pierre Michel, Marianne Auffret (Deputy Mayor for Urban Planning, Major Development Projects and Health, Paris 14eme), Michel Sudarskis (President of the International Association for Urban Development), Prof. Patrice Tran Ba Huy (former head of the ENT department at Lariboisière Hospital, former President of the French ENT Society), Prof. Dominique Chauvaud (Professor of Ophthalmology at Paris Descartes).

Interview of Mr Jean-Marie Dru

Interview of Mrs Dominique Chauvaud

Interview of Mrs Marianne Auffret

Interview of Pr Jean-Pierre Michel

Interview of Mr Michel Sudarskis

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Chutes de personnes âgées : le cri d’alarme du professeur Jean-Pierre Michel

Publié le 27/02/2020 à 03:50

Le problème n’est pas nouveau mais s’amplifie d’année en année avec le vieillissement de la population : les chutes de personnes âgées entraînent 55.000 décès par an en Europe. C’est donc un véritable cri d’alarme que lance le Professeur Jean-Pierre Michel (gériatre à Genève) à l’occasion du dernier débat du cycle « vieillissement et société » de la Fondation de l’Académie de Médecine.

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE FAM DEBATE SOCIETY & AGEING – CHAPTER I: DEMOGRAPHY & ECONOMY

PROCEEDINGS OF THE FAME DEBATES “SOCIETY & AGEING” CHAP 1: DEMOGRAPHY AND ECONOMY

13/01/2020

In creating its Foundation, the French Academy of Medicine wanted to put its unique ability to bring together all the administrative, political, medical, scientific, economic and associative stakeholders on essential health and social issues, around the best French and international experts, to serve society as a whole.

In order to fulfil its mission, the Foundation of the French Academy of Medicine (FAM) has chosen to organise debates open to the public and the media and directly relayed to the public authorities, based on excellent scientific publications or communications. In addition to their level, these debates are distinguished from other events of the same type by the benefit of the institutional status and the guarantees of credibility and ethics that are recognised at the Académie de Médecine.

The FAM is following up on its presentation last June of the SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) report on the future of ageing in Europe and its care, to launch a cycle of 5 debates on the situation in France entitled “Society & Ageing” which will address 5 topics:
Demography and economy, Falls, sensory disorders and public policies, Taking care of oneself and not fearing the gaze of others, The contribution of new technologies, Anxiety at the end of life.

These topics will be discussed by academics with sociologists, philosophers, architects, representatives of patient associations, stratups and companies … These debates will be followed by a call for associative projects in 2020 to deal with the subject.

 

FIRST DEBATE: DEMOGRAPHY AND ECONOMY

 

The percentage of adults over 80 years of age will rise from 5.5% in 2016 to 11.5% of the EU population in 2027, with major economic consequences in terms of production, consumption and social protection. At societal level, through expertise and intergenerational exchanges, ageing also contributes to the formation of sustainable links between generations. However, the extent of these upheavals and their cost/benefit balance remains to be seen.

After a presentation of the demographic and economic situation of senior citizens in France, the debate was launched on several themes with a health angle: the transition from employment to retirement, employment and its enhancement, the involvement of associations, caregivers, intergenerational relations and the development of the silver economy. For each of them, the subject was approached from the advantages and disadvantages angle.

Speakers: Prof. Jean-Pierre Michel (geriatrician, academician and President of the working group that produced the SAPEA report on ageing), Francois-Xavier Albouy (demographer, economist, Chaire Transitions Démographiques, Transitions Economiques at Paris-Dauphine University) and Delphine Mallet (President of La Poste Silver).

Interview of

Mr François-Xavier Albouy

Interview of the

Pr Jean-Pierre Michel

Interview of

Ms Delphine Mallet

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LES DÉBATS DE LA FAM – CHAPITRE 1 : DÉMOGRAPHIE ET ECONOMIE

Publié le 29/01/2020 à 11:45

En créant sa Fondation, l’Académie de Médecine a souhaité mettre au service de toute la société sa capacité unique de réunir, sur des sujets essentiels de santé et de société, et autour des meilleurs experts français et internationaux, toutes les parties prenantes administratives, politiques, médicales, scientifiques, économiques et associatives.

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Transforming the future of ageing populations in Europe Thursday 27 June 2019

TRANSFORMING THE FUTURE OF AGEING POPULATIONS IN EUROPE –

27 JUNE 2019

Science Advice for Policy by European Academies (SAPEA) brings together outstanding expertise in engineering, humanities, medicine, natural and social sciences from over 100 academies, young academies and learned societies across Europe. SAPEA is part of the European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism. Together with the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors, it provides independent scientific advice to European Commissioners to support their decision-making.

For its 2019 report Transforming the future of ageing, SAPEA brought together eminent European scientists to explore and respond to the question “What policies at the EU level could support member states in achieving inclusive, fair and sustainable systems of health and social care to promote the taking-up of innovation for ageing societies?”.

This meeting presented the SAPEA report to the French public, researchers and policy stakeholders, and discuss the evidence it contains in the light of demographic, health and economic conditions in France.

On 27 June 2019, the French Academy of Medicine, alongside SAPEA and FEAM (Federation of European Academies of Medicine) welcomed experts to talk about Transforming the Future of Ageing. This helded in partnership with the Foundation of the French Academy of Medicine.

Visuel pour le 28 juin

PRESS TRANSFORMING THE FUTURE OF AGEING

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EXCLUSIF. Comment faire face au vieillissement des Européens ?

Publié le 27/06/2019 à 09:48 
Par Thomas Mahler

Un rapport des académies de médecine fait des propositions pour faire face au « mur gériatrique » et à la pénurie de professionnels de la santé.

VIGNETTE-LOGO-RADIO-NOTRE-DAME

Le Grand Témoin

9 Juillet 2019 – Actualités
Par Louis Daufresne

Émission du 9 juillet 2019 : Dr Jean-Pierre Michel, professeur émérite de la Faculté de Médecine de Genève, membre de l’Académie de médecine, auteur du rapport européen « transformons le futur du vieillissement »

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Comment mieux vieillir? L’Europe au défi du grand âge

Par Wladimir Garcin-Berson

DÉCRYPTAGE – Dépenses de santé, vulnérabilité, discriminations… Dans un rapport publié ce jeudi, les académies de médecine européennes se penchent sur les enjeux du vieillissement massif qui touche la population du Vieux continent.

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Péril vieux ou or gris ? Le Vieux Continent porte bien son nom

29 juillet 2019 – Par TV5 Monde

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh8Qn9Jih10

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