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Calculate when you or your loved ones will die with “RESPECT”

Al Karp; Saundra Karp; Larry Karp
In this May 11, 2015 photo, Al Karp, left, plays the saxophone as he rehearses with his son Larry, center, and wife Saundra, right, at their home in North Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Canadian doctors have devised a calculator that computes the date of your death, or the demise of your loved ones.
The RESPECT calculator predicts deaths within five years based on declines in daily activities such as bathing and walking-which are typically stronger predictors of mortality than diagnoses of disease.
RESPECT is an acronym for “Risk Evaluation for Support: Predictions for Elder-Life in the Community,” and it makes it easier for adult children to plan ahead when it comes to taking a final vacation together or taking time off work.

The calculator is based on data from 491,000 older people’s daily habits over a six-year period. It debuted this week in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, following a pilot program in Ontario.