Facts about Aging
Re-hospitalization Risk Factors
- People with chronic illness are seven times more likely than those with no chronic illnesses to have a potentially preventable hospitalization
- People with four or more chronic illnesses were 99 times more likely to have a potentially preventable hospitalization
Alzheimer’s Disease Risk Factors
- The likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s doubles about every five years after age 65.
- After age 85, the risk reaches nearly 50 percent.
- Those who have a parent, brother, sister or child with Alzheimer’s are more likely to develop the disease.
Overall Prevalence of Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases
In an November 2013 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced data estimating that 52.5 million U.S. adults suffer from arthritis – equating to about 23 percent.