Ronald Baecker, Karyn Moffatt, Michael Massimi
We all know the world is aging. Yet the figures are staggering. The United Nations recently quantified the phenomenon as follows: Whereas 5.2 percent of the population was over 65 in the year 1950, this percentage is projected to grow to 15.9 percent in 2050, to 27.5 percent by 2150, and to 32.3 percent by 2300 . The good news is modern medicine has made it possible for people to live longer. The bad news is most individuals who live a long life must combat sensory, motor, cognitive, and social challenges such as vision loss, poor hearing, mobility difficulties,…
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