Average life expectancy around the world has ticked up over the past twenty years. Here it's shown for men in 2009. The extremes are in dark green and dark red, which represent 78 to 82 years old and less than 66 years old, respectively. Courtesy of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation hide caption

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Fraud victims are more likely to have opened official-looking sweepstakes notices and other mailings. A new study says the elderly are more susceptible than the young to being swindled. Allen Breed/AP hide caption

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Keith Gresham, 65, lines up four medications he takes at his home in Detroit in 2011. The self-employed painter was without health insurance for about a decade and was happy to finally turn 65 last year so he could qualify for Medicare. Patricia Beck/MCT/Landov hide caption

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This gentleman may want to have a chat with his cardiologist. Bill Losh/Getty Creative Images hide caption

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Not many elderly people get long-term care insurance. It's expensive and many hope their kids will look after them instead. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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HHS found that 19 percent of nurse aides who'd been disciplined had a prior conviction that would have shown up on a background check. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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More elderly drivers will hit the road in the next decade, but family members wonder: When is it time for elderly loved ones to move to the passenger seat? Martin Novak/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Sam Berns, 15, who has the very rare premature-aging disease progeria, plays the drums in his high school's marching band. Courtesy of the Progeria Research Foundation hide caption

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A rhesus monkey eats watermelon, provided by zookeepers, at the Kamla Nehru Zoological Gardens in India in May 2012. Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The latest data paint a brighter picture of aging in America. Lisa F. Young/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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