Centenarian Study


"A healthy body is the guest-chamber of the soul;
a sick, its prison."
Francis Bacon

More and more people are living to ripe old ages. In fact, the US Census Bureau reported that there were over 50,000 people in the United States at the age of 100 or older in 2001. That number jumped to around 55,000 in 2005. The study reported that despite the presence of diseases, approximately 90% of centenarians delayed disability until the age of 93years, indicating perhaps greater functional reserve that enabled these individuals to remain independent for a long time, despite the presence of diseases associated with high risks of disability and mortality.

In this program you'll learn about
common characteristics of centenarians.