The world is full of graying societies, or places where the elderly outnumber the younger generations. In fact, approximately 12 percent of the world’s population is age 60 and up. By 2050, it is estimated that amount will increase to 22 percent, or around 2 billion people.
That is because people are living longer these days than ever before, thanks to pharmaceuticals and health care. According to research by the CDC, if you make it to 65 years, you will most likely live for another 19.3 years. However, you can live even longer if you know what health challenges are common for aging adults.
Let’s have a look at those health challenges.