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The purpose of the National Research Programme 'Healthy ageing' is to obtain the new scientific knowledge required to extend the duration of a healthy and quality life in Lithuania. According to statistics, at the beginning of 2014 there were 542,700 persons aged 65 and over living in Lithuania. Since 2010, the proportion of persons over 65 has increased from 17.3 % to 18.4 % of the total population. The Statistical Office of the European Union (EUROSTAT) forecasts that unless the situation changes nearly one third (28.9%) of the Lithuanian population will be elderly persons by early 2030.  

The objective of the Programme is an integrated analysis of and the finding of solutions regarding issues in the healthy ageing biomedicine and social medicine of Lithuanian society through the development of science and technologies, as well as the results of fundamental and applied research.

Three tasks are designed to meet this objective:

Task 1
to develop new methods for the evaluation and prevention of disease risk factors; to research and evaluate their impact upon the duration of a healthy, good quality life 
Task 2
to develop methods for the early detection and forecasting of the progress of diseases which shorten a healthy and productive life through the use of biotechnologies, nanotechnologies, information and communications technologies 
Task 3
to develop, improve and research methods for the treatment of health conditions affecting the duration of a healthy and productive life, patient rehabilitation methods, and long-term monitoring methods, as well as technologies which reduce the social exclusion of the elderly in Lithuania 

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Further information is provided by chief officer dr. Julija Sabataitytė tel. +370 676 18678, e-mail julija.sabataityte@lmt.lt (Gedimino av. 3, room 110).