Ageing without the Burden
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«Ageing without the burden» uses striking case histories to show how and why the «burden of the aged» has come about in Austria. The trend towards chronic illness and early retirement, a lack of social cohesion and the outsourcing of care to homes are just some factors. Starting with these findings, the programmes poses the question as to what the alternatives are -and finds answers in Norway and Denmark that are also looked at in detail. The documentary visits societies and systems which already have experience of the added value of older age, and which could offer us a model for dealing with the health care crisis, social isolation, societal tensions and much more too.