Weird berries. Capsules of unpronounceable supplements. Yoga or tai chi. Crossword puzzles. Such amulets, we’re told, may ward off disability — which is the real fear that accompanies aging, isn’t it? Not the sheer number of years that will have passed, but the things we’ll no longer be able to do.
The latest evidence comes from researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, who combed through 15 years of data from the national Health and Retirement Study to determine disability rates in the final two years of people’s lives.