The Aging Problem

Our 2016 European Symposium on Healthy Aging was successful. Videos for the event will be online soon.


Every day 100,000 people die of the effects of old age. Aging is responsible for 90% of deaths in Western countries and two-thirds of deaths in the world.

Aging doesn’t just cause innumerable deaths, it is also the source of many debilitating illnesses like Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular diseases, muscle wasting, decline of vision and hearing, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, …

The only way to prevent these illnesses linked to aging is to attack the root cause – that is aging itself. It is time to start working towards solutions to this universal human tragedy.

Heales raises awareness of new developments in the area of biogerontolgy (the science of aging). We also promote and support anti-aging research.