South Korea has the highest incidence of suicide in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). In South Korea, suicide was the fourth leading cause of death in 2012, according to government statistics. The high suicide rates in the United States as compared to other industrialized nations are aggravated by the high number of older people who commit suicide.
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 […]
Changes in the body that occur as you get older might increase the likelihood of developing geriatric urine incontinence. According to the Urology Care Foundation, one out of every two women over the age of 65 may develop bladder leakage at some point in their lives. It can be brought on by normal aging, unhealthy […]