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Will our elderly years be less healthy than those of previous generations?

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Dr. Theresa Redling
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: No

The fastest growing population is over 85yo.
There are many more centenarians then there were 50 yrs ago as well. People are not just living longer, but healthier. However, the oldest old are still plagued by syndromes of the elderly like dementia, arthritis, etc which could lead to more disbility and less quality aging.

In brief: No

The fastest growing population is over 85yo.
There are many more centenarians then there were 50 yrs ago as well. People are not just living longer, but healthier. However, the oldest old are still plagued by syndromes of the elderly like dementia, arthritis, etc which could lead to more disbility and less quality aging.
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