The Golden Years http://whqr.org en The Golden Years: Aging in Our Region (Part Four) http://whqr.org/post/golden-years-aging-our-region-part-four <p>Right now, 1 in 8 Americans aged 65 and older has Alzheimer&rsquo;s, and the disease affects nearly half of all people who are 85 and up.</p><p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 21:58:00 +0000 Michelle Bliss 14713 at http://whqr.org The Golden Years: Aging in Our Region (Part Four) The Golden Years: Aging in Our Region (Part Three) http://whqr.org/post/golden-years-aging-our-region-part-three <p>The facts are staggering: 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer&rsquo;s Disease today; by 2050, that number could triple to up to 16 million; the disease is the sixth leading cause of death in America and will cost the nation $200 billion this year.</p><p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 21:46:42 +0000 Michelle Bliss 14712 at http://whqr.org The Golden Years: Aging in Our Region (Part Three) The Golden Years: Aging in Our Region (Part Two) http://whqr.org/post/golden-years-aging-our-region-part-two <p>Three times a week, Dr. Mark Williams visits half a dozen geriatric patients at The Davis Community, a nursing home and rehabilitation center in Porters Neck.</p><p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 21:06:02 +0000 Michelle Bliss 14538 at http://whqr.org The Golden Years: Aging in Our Region (Part Two) The Golden Years: Aging in Our Region (Part One) http://whqr.org/post/golden-years-aging-our-region-part-one <p>Right now, 1.2 million seniors age 65 and up live in North Carolina. That number could trump 2 million by 2030.</p><p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 22:13:45 +0000 Michelle Bliss 12845 at http://whqr.org The Golden Years: Aging in Our Region (Part One)