How Old is Old?

A new study among elderly Italians suggests that if you can make it to age 105, then you will probably make it to 110. The 90s are particularly perilous, but death rates level out after 105.

How’s your savings?

That of course is for Europe, not the US. Almost no one in the US makes it that far. The US population is so afraid of “socialized medicine” that most people settle for inferior medicine.


  1. Elisabetta Barbi, Francesco Lagona, Marco Marsili, James W. Vaupel, Kenneth W. Wachter. The plateau of human mortality: Demography of longevity pioneers. Science, 2018; 360 (6396): 1459 DOI: 10.1126/science.aat3119
  2. University of California – Berkeley. “The odds of living to 110-plus level out — once you hit 105: Death rates slow after 105, according to a study of nearly 4,000 extremely old Italians.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 28 June 2018. <>

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