There is no way to know what the future will bring. a Each individual will be different. The White House published a medical report last year. a Summary findings by the president’s longtime personal physician, Dr. Kevin C. O’Connor, who proclaimed him a “healthy, vigorous, 78- year-old male.” The White House has not yet released the documents underlying the lab tests, as Mr. Biden When he ran for office, he did it; Andrew Bates was the deputy press secretary and stated that Mr. Biden You would like to have another physical “in the coming months.”

Dr. O’Connor reported that the president takes prescription medicine to control his cholesterol and atrial fibrillation — an irregular heartbeat. Two specific changes were also observed in Mr. Biden’s health: He had experienced “increasing frequency and severity of ‘throat clearing’” He was unable to speak, possibly due to acid reflux. His gait was also stiffened.

Both are common in older adults, according to Dr. Dan Blazer (professor emeritus, psychiatric epidemiologist, Duke University School of Medicine). He said the same applies to Mr. Biden’s verbal stumbles — including the time he searched an audience for a The congresswoman apparently forgot that she had just died the month before.

“Slippage of memory is something that is usual, but it is not a real deficit,” Dr. Blazer, who was the leader of the initiative, said: a committee of experts who examined “cognitive aging” 2015 National Academy of Sciences. He described this slippage as follows: “They forget, they remember they have forgotten and they eventually remember what they have forgotten.”

Dr. Gill Livingston stated that dementia risk doubles after people turn 65. a University College London psychiatrist who was the leader a commission on dementia The Lancet convened this meeting in 2020. a Medical journal. According to her, dementia affects 10% of people in the United States with high income countries, such as the United States. This is in addition to 20% of those aged 85-89.

Mr. Biden Experts differ on whether cognitive screening is necessary for older adults. The American Academy of Neurologists will be presenting its 2019 Annual Report. recommended Annual screenings for people 65 years and older “age itself is a significant risk factor for cognitive decline.” However, in 2020 a Federal panel of independent experts declined to endorse It stated that there wasn’t enough evidence to support the assertion. “balance of benefits and harms.”