Silver Book Fact
Growth of oldest-old Americans during the 20th century
During the twentieth century, the population of oldest-old Americans (those age 85 and older) grew from just over 100,000 to 4.2 million.
New Stroke Treatment Likely to Decrease Health Care Costs and Increase Quality of Life. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/news_and_events/press_releases/pressrelease_stroke_treatment_042298.htm. Published 21-Apr-1998