Aging - Geriatrics Medicine & Health Pages
By Ethelle G. Lord
Over 36 million people worldwide live with Alzheimer’s with an estimated 600+ billion dollars in health care costs last year (WebMD). It is estimated three quarters; 24 million of 36 million people live with Alzheimer’s but have not yet been diagnosed. This means that not all persons living with Alzheimer’s are benefitting from early treatment and furthermore, from appropriate caregiving. According to Dr. Whitehouse:I Was Married By a Judge. I Should Have Asked for a Jury
By Dr. Gifford Jones
What’s the chance of living to 85 years and beyond? Dr. Bradley J. Wilcox is the lead author of a longevity study carried out by the Pacific Health Research Institute in Hawaii. It’s one of the longest studies on aging and it followed the health of 5,820 Japanese-American men for 40 years. At the start of the study their average age was 45 and they were all healthy. What happened to them depended on nine key factors. You can calculate your longevity with this simple arithmetic.