In the US about 80 percent of older adults have one chronic condition, and 50 percent have at least two. Over 40 percent of the elderly take at least five medications. Similar numbers can be found elsewhere in the world, and they continue to grow. In addition to the care provided through physicians, hospitals, and pharmacies, it is clear that older adults and their loved ones need comprehensible and reliable information, effective strategies, and guidelines so that a much higher percentage can avoid or manage chronic diseases and have a significantly better quality of life.
Paths to Healthy Aging was written to support that need.