Mature Market Experts Stat of The Day: Looming Crisis

Currently, 47 percent of people over age 85 — the world’s fastest growing demographic segment — suffer from some form of dementia.”

Source: Age Power, Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D., published 1999

As a nation, we are ill-prepared for the huge boom of matures arriving soon (remember, the oldest boomers start turning 65 in 2011). Dychtwald has been talking about this looming crisis FOREVER. Some states, like Maryland, have started talking about this. In fact, in 2006, Maryland commissioned a task force on aging and senior migration which I chaired. Sadly, very little is being done with the information we provided which pretty much mirrors our Federal Government.

Young or old, democrat or republican, we should all be concerned. It is time to act.

PS – I know I’m preaching to the choir, now go spread the word.

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