“Perhaps 90 is the new 80: A new analysis finds that many Americans who reach age 90 and beyond say they are in good health. Few 90-somethings in the study showed signs of depression or cognitive problems, although they took a lot of medications and had difficulty getting around, according to the findings, released today (March 20) in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. . . . The findings suggest that, despite experiencing chronic diseases and disability, Americans over the age of 90 could adapt to their changing health needs and remain positive about their health, Odden told Live Science.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
So there you have it. Hang on until 90 and you’ve got it made.
Is 90 the New 80? Most 90-Somethings Feel Healthy