There’s no cure for aging, but over the last century, humans’ average life expectancy has substantially increased. Modern medicine has cured many illnesses and infectious diseases, and a healthy lifestyle combined with a good standard of living means many of us can expect to live well into our 80s and 90s. But new scientific advances are looking to shift that number even higher. Are we on the cusp of discovering the fountain of youth?
On this week’s Life Examined, scientist and author of “Ageless: The New Science of Getting Older Without Getting Old” Andrew Steele talks about the race to turn back the clock on the aging process. We also talk with University of Florida Sociology Professor Monika Ardelt about the wisdom that comes with old age. Can being wise help you age successfully?