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About 7 million Americans have Alzheimer s disease today, burdening families with not only the added role of providing care
There has been confusion about the impact of obesity on health as people age, with some data even suggesting that obese folks might have an advantage in terms of longevity. Perhaps more important, however, might be the impact of obesity on older folks quality of life.
Although we ve frequently been warned that our aging population will doom us to an epidemic of dementia in older folks, a new review in the current New England Journal of Medicine provides some hope that this may not be the case.
About 50 million Americans have arthritis, and about 22 million have some disability from it. As we age, this problem will only get worse. We need more research into its root causes, and also we should lose weight! Thank heavens for joint replacement surgery.