12.28.2012

The Aging Baby Boomers

  • 72.1 million: the number of older adults projected by 2030 in the US alone (Administration on Aging, 2011).
  • 7 - 8%: the number with severe cognitive impairment (Freedman, Aykan,; Martin, 2001).
  • 5 - 10%: the number of older adults seen in primary care suffering from major depression and dysthymia (Lyness et al., 1999).
  • 20%: the number of older adults with chronic disabilities in the US (Manton & Gu, 2001).
  • 29%: the number of the US population providing care for a chronically ill or older adult family member (National Alliance for Caregiving, 2009).