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KCE Reports 301 (2018) Children and adults have their specific networks for mental healthcare but what about elderly people? Is it necessary to organise their care in a separate network or can it be integrated into the “adult” healthcare system? To this question we have responded that the chronological age should not be a decisive criterion, because some “elderly” people are in top shape, active and independent, while others are very fragile and dependent. Thus the current network of adult care needs to be broadened to include the population’s higher age groups.