For many current caregivers witnessing the slow and steady decline of a loved one, it is natural to wonder "Will I be like that?" The answer? Not necessarily. Genetics doesn't have to be destiny; our choices can be game changers. We are living longer than ever. As the massive "baby boom" generation surges into senior citizenship, there are remarkable things happening at the far end of the aging spectrum. Data from the latest U.S. Census reveals the fastest growing segment of the population is those 80 years of age and over.
As Gary Small M.D. shares with "Your Turn to Care," longevity studies are revealing some important keys to creating a healthy, long life. Several "super seniors" in their 80's and 90's who are living examples of the hope of living well and long share their stories here.