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Healthy Aging

HEALTHY AGING 66 Soon, the world will have more people who live to see their 80s or 90s than ever before. World Health Organization 2010 2030 10% 20% 30% of the population will be seniors (65 and older) UPCOMING CHALLENGES %24 Chronic Disabilities Physician Shortages Health Care Inflation 80% 116,000 3.6% of seniors have atleast one chronic nurse positions are currently unoccupied and 136K additional doctors will be required by 2025. Health care prices continues to increase and outpace general inflation by 2% in 2010. disease and 50% have atleast two chronic diseases. 0O Doctors and patients will have to have an ongoing relationship designed to help patient cope with multiple illnesses rather than curing them. ~ Dr. Eberstadt N Treatment Approaches IMPLICATIONS FOR SOCIETY Preventive Services Flexible Workplaces Health Spending 75% 80% $2.6 trillion of adults (50 to 64 years) aren't aware of chronic preventive measures. Community strategies to raise awareness would significantly reduce the disability burden. of seniors are interested in working in some capacity. Offers like working for 1,000 hours in a year over retirement would ease their financial stress and or 17.9% of US 2010's GDP was spent on health care and it's poised to reach 20% of US economy by 2021. Social security and Medicare currently is and should remain as a popular and favored program. make them active participants in the society . 0• Reaching 100 years is more about attitude and adaptation than health history. 99 - Prof. Leonard Poon Mental Health REFERENCES http://www.heaí

Healthy Aging

shared by Vivekanandan on Jul 24
Soon, the world will have more people who live to see their 80s or 90s than ever before. ~ WHO




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