By Dr. Thomas LaGrelius | ACPP.md President | Contributing writer, Daily Breeze [Calif.] | Concierge Medicine Physician |
We all hope to get old. We joke that it beats the alternative. We don’t really think we will, but it sneaks up nonetheless. Then we can’t believe it happened. Nor can we believe the medical problems age often brings. This is the first in a series on the health of seniors. It is also directed at young folks, because doubtless, you too want to become healthy old folks. We want to teach you how. Geriatrics is about optimal care of seniors, and future seniors. We seek to add “life span,” but more importantly to add “health span.” After all what good is living long if there is little enjoyment of that extended time.