With the first crop of baby boomers turning 65 last year—part of the so-called silver tsunami that will cause the elderly population to double by 2030—there’s no question that rheumatologists are going to be treating older patients more frequently.
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By 2050, the U.S. population over the age of 85 is expected to reach 19 million, compared with only 5.7 million in 2008, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Rheumatology patients in their late 70s, 80s, 90s, and 100s have some special considerations compared to the younger population.| | | Next → | Single Page