In 2006, Alzheimer’s disease became the 6th leading cause of death, compared to its ranking of 7th in 2005. Diabetes, ranked 6th in 2005, became the 7th leading cause in… [ Get More Details ]
Most older Americans have at least 1 chronic condition and many have multiple conditions. Among the most frequently occurring conditions older persons in 2005-2007 were: hypertension (41%), diagnosed arthritis (49%),… [ Get More Details ]
The number of people with chronic conditions exceeded a previous prediction by reaching 125 million in 2000 and will grow to almost 157 million by 2020.
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The Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index found that 24% of those surveyed were not able to perform their usual activities on 1 or more days during the previous month because of… [ Get More Details ]