According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), if you live to be around 65 you could possibly live another 19 and a half years after. Taking care of sometimes multiple chronic illnesses is apart of daily routines for some seniors.
To maintain a healthy lifestyle it’s important to eat healthy, exercise daily, and to try and eliminate things such as smoking. 41% of Americans over the age of 65 who are choosing to life a healthy life will maintain healthy conditions.
There are a number of chronic illnesses such as Arthritis, Cardiac Disease, Alzheimers Disease, and Cancer.
According to the National Institute on Aging in Maryland Arthritis is the number one condition that you will face if you are over the age of 65. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that almost 50% of people over the age of 65 will have to have this extreme pain.
The CDC reported that 1 out of 9 people over the age of 65 are affected by Alzheimers Disease. Because Alzheimers Disease is challenging a lot of people do not know how to live with it. This has a major impact on daily living, safety, and self-care.
Cardiac Disease is still the number one leading killer to people over the age of 65 today. The CDC reported that 490,000 deaths came from chronic heart disease a few years ago. Over the age of 65 there are 37% of men that are affected and 26% of women.
Following Cardiac Disease, Cancer is the second leading killer to people over the age of 65. With around 413,000 deaths reported a few years ago cancer affects 28% of men and 21% of women.