The researchers note that there will be about 140,690 cancer cases diagnosed and 103,250 cancer deaths among the oldest old
Those 85 and older -- a group dubbed the oldest old
-- are also less likely to have cancer surgery than their counterparts between 65 and 84 years of age.
Late appears to affect the "oldest old
" - people over 80 -
It follows that screening the oldest old
for cancer may not result in an improvement in their health if the cancer likely won't cause symptoms during their remaining lifetime.
Ageism is considered as a result of different factors, including the breakdown of traditional social structures, emergence of new trends, overburdened familial networks in the face of poverty, and limited man power in nuclear families to take care of the oldest old
. Such changes push the family members toward the institutional care of the oldest old
Additionally, as the authors write, "age exaggeration is common among the oldest old
It is one of the oldest Old
English words and has been in use for over a millennium, making it impossible to detangle the strands of its history.
Although most studies on loneliness have looked only at older people, Holt-Lunstad, who with colleagues has analysed 70 studies encompassing 3.4 million people, said that the prevalence of loneliness peaks in adolescents and young adults, then again in the oldest old
Typical members of the generation in the middle, or Generation X, meanwhile, have jobs, young children, and parents who are starting to age into the "oldest old
Over the past few months, it has been my privilege to meet and record the life stories of some oldest old
men in and around Liverpool, as part of a PhD research project based at the University of Chester.
Special consideration for the oldest old
and the frail
Allaire et al., "Change in cognitive capabilities in the oldest old
: the effects of proximity to death in genetically related individuals over a 6-year period," Psychology and Aging, vol.