By year 2050, more than 20 percent of the U.S. population is projected to be above the age of 65.
By age 75, the average American lives with two or three chronic medical conditions, some with several more.
The Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine traces its origins to a multidisciplinary geriatrics clinic in U-M’s Turner Building in 1967, and has grown to be one of the largest and most successful programs in the country.
The Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine is part of the Department of Internal Medicine, and is the academic home to 35 clinical and research faculty, including 17 with dual certification in both geriatric and palliative medicine.
While there is no cure for old age, and we cannot produce eternal life, there is such a thing as prolonging life, and preserving a high quality of life.