oldest old

A general term referring to the population above age 85, which is the fastest growing age group in the US and some other nations

oldest old

Geriatrics The population above age 85. See Elderly. Cf Elderly primigravida.
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Those numbers increase in the oldest old, with almost everybody age 80 and older having the condition, according to the National Institutes of Health.
4 million people, said that the prevalence of loneliness peaks in adolescents and young adults, then again in the oldest old.
It is institutional sexism, which the oldest old farts in society totally buy into, because they know no better.
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
Previous research suggested that weight loss in the oldest old could be caused by lower production of the hormone ghrelin, which tells us when we're hungry.
AI, where the insufficient representation of older people in the training sets leads to the poor accuracy of age prediction and the need to exclude the oldest old from experiments.
Except for SBP in males and SBP, DBP, and FPG in females in the oldest old group, the remaining MetS components between participants with and without MetS among the three groups were significantly different because of arbitrary grouping.
Still, there are the oldest old, or those 85 years and over, and this segment is also growing rapidly with constantly improving public health and longer life expectancies.
The oldest old population in some Asian and Latin American countries is predicted to quadruple by 2050.
Bern-Klug (2013), "Economic Stress among Adult-Child Caregivers of the Oldest Old in China: The Importance of Contextual Factors," Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology 28(4): 465-479.
Between 2011 and 2050, the number of oldest old people of age 75 and above is expected to increase by 340%.