Who Is Considered to Be Elderly? The elderly have traditionally been defined as those who have reached the age of 65 or older. People between the ages of 65 and 74 are typically referred to as early elderly, while those above the age of 75 are referred to as late elderly.
In the United States, approximately 28 percent (14.7 million) of community-dwelling older persons live alone, with older males accounting for 21 percent and older women accounting for 34 percent. The proportion of persons who live alone grows with age (for example, among women under the age of 75, almost 44 percent live alone). How many […]
It is believed that diseases affecting this area of the brain are responsible for cerebellar tremors, which are one of the reasons why elderly individuals shake their heads. The most prevalent causes of multiple sclerosis include traumatic brain injury, stroke, and multiple sclerosis. Alcoholism, congenital degenerative illnesses, and excessive use of certain medicines are among […]