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The odds have never been better that you will live to be 100. Advances in health care, nutrition and technology are contributors to longer living.
But does living longer mean living better? How healthy and independent can we expect to be in our ninth, 10th or 11th decades? Will living more than 100 years force us to redefine the meaning of “a life well-lived”?
Researchers at UMass Lowell are tackling some of these very issues—from the use of smart technologies for improved home health care, to high-resolution imaging for better Alzheimer’s detection, to the economic and environmental challenges related to a rapidly aging population. We asked them to help us understand why we’re living longer, and what’s at stake.
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