The Cure for Our Aging Health Care System

Whether we live our increasingly longer lives with vitality and purpose or with sickness and suffering will greatly depend on our ability to reshape the skills, services, and incentives of our current health care system.

This presentation provides a visionary glimpse into the future, outlining the critical course corrections required to support healthy aging and productive longevity. Topics covered include: preventing, delaying, and eliminating horrific diseases of aging (such as Alzheimer’s) with scientific breakthroughs, training health care professionals to become “aging-ready,” making disease prevention a national priority, shifting from hospitals and nursing facilities to home-based care with new technologies and emerging community services, and establishing a humane approach to end-of-life care.