Gerontology & Geriatrics

Many proxies unaware of centenarians' thoughts on death

(HealthDay)—Many proxies of centenarians are not well-informed about the centenarians' thoughts and plans regarding the end of life (EOL), according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal of the American ...

Cardiology

Lower incidence of chronic illness for centenarians

(HealthDay)—Among elderly veterans, the incidence of chronic illness is lower for centenarians than octogenarians and nonagenarians, according to a study published online April 19 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics ...

Health

France expects 13 times as many centenarians by 2070

France, which already has the most centenarians of any European country, could be home to 13 times more people over the age of 100 by 2070, the national statistics agency Insee said Thursday.

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Centenarian

A centenarian is a person who is or lives beyond the age of 100 years. Because current average life expectancies across the world are less than 100, the term is invariably associated with longevity. Much rarer, a supercentenarian is a person who has lived to the age of 110 or more, something only achieved by about one in a thousand centenarians. Even rarer is a person who has lived to 115 years old; only 1 in 50,000 centenarians make it to this age.

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