Long Life, Yes – But Also Dementia – Requiring Support

Aging in Place Technology Watch, October 2017

Today there are an unprecedented number of older adults living into the years in which frailty and especially dementia present challenges. Today, according to the Society of Actuaries, for those living to age 65, their future life expectancy is also unprecedented:

  • At 65, women will live on average to 88.8 (Society of Actuaries), men to 86.6.
  • One in four 65-year-olds today will live past 90, and one in ten will live past 95.
  • Unanticipated longevity can result in unanticipated needs of the oldest old, including additional services, specialized housing, or assistive technologies.

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