The elderly have traditionally been defined as those who have reached the age of 65 or older. People between the ages of 65 and 74 are typically referred to as early elderly, while those above the age of 75 are referred to as late elderly.
In the United States, approximately 28 percent (14.7 million) of community-dwelling older persons live alone, with older males accounting for 21 percent and older women accounting for 34 percent. The proportion of persons who live alone grows with age (for example, among women under the age of 75, almost 44 percent live alone). How many […]
The burden of disease, damage, and violence, as well as the opportunity to reach optimal health, faced by socially disadvantaged racial, ethnic, and other demographic groups, and communities, are all examples of avoidable inequalities in health. Inequalities in health exist among people of all ages, including older persons. What are health disparities? A health disparity […]