Does Medical Care Reduce Disability? The Case of Cardiovascular Disease

People in the US are not only living longer than in the past, they are also healthier at older ages. Over the past two decades, disability among the elderly has declined dramatically – the share of the elderly population reporting difficulty with activities of daily living (ADLs) fell from 25% in 1984 to 20% 1999,… Read More

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Research: Fitness, Middle Age & Dementia

Fit Middle Aged Adults Have A Lower Risk of Dementia A new study from the US has confirmed that the fitter you are in mid-life, the less likely you are to develop dementia later. The authors studied a cohort of nearly 20,000 healthy, well educated, and affluent adults from Texas who had a fitness test… Read More