Researchers have greeted this news with some anxiety – because of the impact of growing health care costs for seniors – but also with a dose of optimism.
Susan McDaniel, the Canada Research Chair in Global Population and Life Course, cites statistics that show Baby Boomers have taken better care of their health and also hold a comfortable portion of Canada’s wealth to fend for themselves in retirement.
But the nagging concern remains that the aging population will become a burden on the health care system. This concern is embedded in a view that aging inevitably leads to a decline in health and quality of life.
Yet, some studies indicate that aging may be governed more by our thoughts than solely by our body clock.Continue Reading