Elderly Population Research Paper

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The elderly population is the fastest growing segment of the US population, making up approximately 14% and is expected to reach 20% by 2030. Treating elderly patients can be very complicated and risky in some cases, especially if they need assistance. Dentists treating these patients will have to be well informed of their Pre-existing medical conditions, be able to work with the array of medications that the majority of these patients take daily, and the greater frequency of oral diseases as compared to other age groups. America’s older population has been growing at an alarming rate since 1990 and by 2030, the majority of the “Baby-boom” generation will begin to turn 65 years old and make up nearly one fifth of the American population, and

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