Baby boomers turning 65 – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. As people get older, they often become frail either physically or cognitively or both. Dr. Marie Bernard, a deputy director at NIH says especially now that baby boomers are turning 65, there’s a need not only for a healthcare system but a social system to be able to support those individuals.
Bernard: And that will be even more challenging because proportionately there will be fewer younger individuals to provide that support.
Narrator: She explains that the familiar population pyramid of fewer older adults at the top and more young individuals at the bottom is changing to a rectangle. For more information on aging, visit www.nia.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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