Latin America is seeing huge growth in the number of senior citizens. Birth rates are falling across the region. According to a study published by the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin America, the population of those 65 years and older will increase three times faster than the total population between 2000 and 2025 and six times faster from 2025 to 2050.
Despite their meat- and cream-rich diet augmented by alcohol and cigarettes, in France life expectancy now averages 84 years for women and 77 for men. In the past 10 years the number of people living over the age of 100 has doubled. According to IL's Quality of Life Index 21011 (and a World Health Organization study), France provides the best overall health care system in the world. This report shows you how to take full advantage of that system, including details on health insurance (and tips to keep your rates low), doctors, dentists, hospitals, and medicines.
Optimism and purpose, a low stress level, a natural diet and an active lifestyle...experts say those factors are three times as important as your genetic makeup when it comes to enjoying a long and healthy life. Luckily, it’s easy to embrace those elements when you’re living in a place where they come naturally. And they do in our top picks for the world’s healthiest places to live.
To help you with the basics of getting the best medical treatment abroad, here are some important dos and don’ts, based on my personal experiences as a medical traveler and interviews with countless patients.