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Survey About Aging 2/11/16

Posted at 12:09 PM, Feb 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-11 12:09:27-05

Aging presents a mixed bag of emotions and associations for the majority of Americans. A new Harris Poll Survey, reports although many adults relate aging to wisdom and experience, more than half would be willing to give up their smartphone, the internet, or even sex, for an entire year if they could stop the aging process.

 

Boomers are the most likely to note positive feelings towards getting older, according to the poll, while Millennials are the most likely to report negative feelings toward getting older, including concerns about maintaining independence and receiving adequate healthcare.

 

8 in 10 Americans said they feel they are in good -- or even great, health right now, they still feel concerned they may be developing a health condition that hasn’t yet been diagnosed as they age.

 

Pain is generally seen as unavoidable and a part of “growing old.” The majority of Americans are worried about experiencing pain in their limbs, such as that caused by upper limb spasticity, as they age. And that there are no treatments to manage ongoing pain they will eventually face.

 

On Wednesday February 10, Bill Humphries, President and CEO of Merz North America, will talk about the biggest concerns people have about aging, what we can expect from healthcare, and the latest medical advances.