Date: January 04, 2018 11:28PM
Nelson is 93 yrs, 4 months old. 6 yrs, 8 months shy of 100.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_M._Nelson
I watched the first five minutes of his October, 2017 conference address.https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2017/10/the-book-of-mormon-what-would-your-life-be-like-without-it?lang=eng
I'd say he looks pretty good.
* Posture, excellent for a person of any age.
* Enunciation, not quite perfect, but excellent for his age.
* Facial springiness, skin sags a bit, but reflexes look good
* Ability to deliver, perfectly fine. Looks like he could hold down a conversation. He may even have contributed significantly to the authorship of his talk.
* Cadence, good. No trouble with jokes, pauses.
* Vision, no obvious squinting at the teleprompter.
* Grooming, he carries his clothing fine, looks comfortable wearing it. (Doesn't look like someone stripped him of his pyjamas, pulled a suit on him, and propped him up for the occasion).
For a dude in his early 90s, he looks pretty good. He looks like the sort that if he had formally retired a couple decades ago and taken care of himself, that he'd still be living in his own home, unassisted (except maybe spouse, cleaners, lawn care). Definitely not the 93 year-old you'd find in a nursing home. Probably not even in assisted living, if he had (as he does) a younger spouse.
Seems that I've read that once you hit 90, your odds of dying decrease a bit every year, since most of the things that take people out (heart failure, cancer, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimers, etc.) will have already struck. (Just googled it, can't find it, but it makes sense).
So if he's looking good, and has passed age 90, he's probably good to go for a while. At least 5 years, maybe 10.
As far as interest in leadership, interested in steering The Corporation through difficult times to ensure success in future decades, well, I don't think he's ever shown much interest in that, so I doubt that he'll start now.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/04/2018 11:31PM by reinventinggrace.