Geriatrics: More than Money

Did you know that there is a chronic shortage of people entering the field of gertiatric medicine? so reports CNN. Twenty or Thirty years ago, geriatrics was confined to treating 'retired' people over 65. Today, few people are completely retired at 65 - most, according to Dr. David Ruben, who practices in Los Angeles and is president of the American Geriatrics Society, are healthy and active.

Typically, cognitive decline and memory loss leads an individual or their family to contact a geriatric practitioner. Oddly, with a vast number of Americans approaching 65, and at ever increasing rates annually for the next 20 years, only 300 new geriatricians will enter the field in 2005.

Taking your health into your own hands has never been more important. We've grown accustomed to pumping our own gas, searching for info on Google, and handling our own finances. With applications that are easy to use, like Memcheck, and just about free, why would you do anything else?

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