Living old

For the first time in American history, "the old old"--Those over 85--are now the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. Medical advances have enabled an unprecedented number of Americans to live longer, healthier lives. But for millions of elderly, living longer can also mean a d...

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Corporate Authors: Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), Mead Street Films (Firm), WGBH Educational Foundation., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
Other Authors: Navasky, Miri (Screenwriter, Director, Producer), O'Connor, Karen (Screenwriter, Director, Producer)
Language:English
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Summary:For the first time in American history, "the old old"--Those over 85--are now the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. Medical advances have enabled an unprecedented number of Americans to live longer, healthier lives. But for millions of elderly, living longer can also mean a debilitating physical decline that often requires an immense amount of care, yet there are already fewer caregivers available to provide it. The new realities of aging in America include coping with multiple chronic illnesses, increasing frailty, prolonged periods of dementia, and sometimes decades of unhealthy longevity. As the nation ages, many believe that our health care system, with its focus on treatment and cure, is woefully ill-equipped to handle the new realities of long-term care.
Item Description:Bonus features: PBS.org [text feature].
Physical Description:1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Format:DVD; Region 1, NTSC; stereo; widescreen presentation, enhanced for 16X9 televisions.
Audience:MPAA Rating: Not rated.
Production Credits:Editor, Daisy Wright ; director of photography, Ben McCoy ; original music, Justin Samaha.
ISBN:079369308X
9780793693085

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