Our Definition Of 'elderly' Changes As We Age

The 2019 Study of Aging in New Hampshire found that Granite State females are more likely than males to develop multiple chronic illnesses at age 65 and beyond: nearly eight times more likely to develop osteoporosis, almost three times more likely to suffer from hypothyroidism, and more likely to suffer from brain disorders, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, psychosis, and bipolar and personality disorders. New Hampshire women also experience higher rates of chronic pain and fatigue, fall-related injuries, asthma, migraines and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. They still live on average two years longer than men, but they’re often sicker and need more care — and are more willing to get help, according to the results.

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