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By Elizabeth Vierck

The graying of the United States may be the main major demographic occasion of contemporary instances. wellbeing and fitness care and meals have more advantageous, and child boomers achieving center age and retirement will impact American society either now and within the future years. Vierck and Hodges current important facts on getting older americans in a readable and fascinating layout, describing traits, delivering insights, and offering a framework for figuring out the information. This e-book comprises many formerly unpublished info assets, and Vierck and Hodges provide analytical help to elucidate the giant quantity of knowledge. finished analyses, for instance, have been carried out on newly to be had nursing domestic, domestic healthiness care, and hospice care information, and an in depth interpretation of meals info via Kris Hodges offers new views at the dietary prestige of the aged. The booklet, divided into sixteen chapters on varied facets of getting older and overall healthiness, may be precious to gerontologists, geriatricians, wellbeing and fitness coverage analysts, researchers, librarians and knowledge experts, advertising and marketing execs, newshounds, scholars, and others doing learn on getting older, overall healthiness, and future health providers.

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The greatest differences are for such physically noticeable conditions as gray hair, wrinkles, and tooth loss. Although loss of sex drive is not high on the list of concerns, younger adults are substantially more bothered by it than older adults are, and older men are more bothered by it than older women are (15 percent versus 6 percent). Interestingly, both younger and older adults view losing muscle tone or teeth as more bothersome prospects than losing sexual drive. 22 AGING ii2. 90 Source: RoperASW data, 1998.

4 • The United States lags behind other developed countries Although Americans have enjoyed remarkable increases in life expectancy at birth, the United States is outranked by 10 other countries. 8 years. Countries with the lowest life expectancies are those in undeveloped regions. 6 According to a comprehensive study conducted by the World Health Organization, Harvard School of Public Health, and World Bank, in the next two decades, life expectancy at birth is expected to advance for women in all regions of the world.

10. S. Administration on Aging, "Profile of Older Americans, 2001" (December 2001). gov. 11. Bureau of the Census, Aging America. 12. Ken Bryson and Lynne M. Casper, Coresident Grandparents and Grandchildren (Washin ton, DC: Bureau of the Census, 1998), 23-198. 13. S. " 14. Administration on Aging, A Profile of Older Americans: 2001. htm. 15. Bureau of the Census, Age: 2000. 16. Ibid. 17. Bureau of the Census, 65+ in the United States (Washington, DC, 1996), 2-19. 18. Jennifer Cheeseman Day, "Population Projections of the United States by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin: 1995 to 2050" in Current Population Reports P-25-1130 (Washington, DC: Bureau of the Census, 1996), 9.

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