The benchmark of 65 for “old age” dates back to the days of Kaiser Wilhelm in the late 1800’s, followed by the creation of America’s Social Security program in the early 1900’s. But keep in mind, the average life expectancy back then was considerably shorter than it is now. We need to ask ourselves: just because Mama celebrated her 65th birthday, did that automatically drop her onto the slippery slope to dementia and incapacity?
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