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The 2018 Ageing Report

The 2018 Ageing Report

This report looks at the long-run economic and fiscal implications of Europe’s ageing population. Significantly lower working-age population projected for the EU over the coming decades The demographic projections over the long term reveal that the EU is ‘turning increasingly grey’ in the coming decades. The total population in the EU is projected to increase from 511 million in 2016[Read More…]

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Challenge seeks innovations to improve wellbeing in aging populations

Challenge seeks innovations to improve wellbeing in aging populations

MIT AgeLab launches In Good Company global challenge in partnership with GE, Benchmark Senior Living, and the Massachusetts Council to Address Aging. A global innovation challenge for the improvement of well-being in aging populations was recently announced by the MIT Age Lab and a group of industry, academic, and government partners affiliated with Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s Council to Address[Read More…]

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I’m An Individual, Not An Age Group: McCann Global Study

I’m An Individual, Not An Age Group: McCann Global Study

Traditionally, the ‘aging’ conversation has been reserved for the 65+audience. However in a world where data is driving more decisions than ever before, McCann Worldgroup’s new “Truth About Age” study finds that when it comes to aging, it’s not about the numbers. It’s about the individual – and knowing people as full humans rather than just making assumptions based on[Read More…]

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Aging Asian Workforces Most Vulnerable to Workplace Automation

Aging Asian Workforces Most Vulnerable to Workplace Automation

Older workers in China and other Asian nations are most vulnerable to displacement from increasing adoption of workplace automation, according to “The Twin Threats of Aging and Automation,” a new report released today by Marsh & McLennan Companies’ Global Risk Center. The convergence of an aging global population with workplace automation is expected to have significant economic and societal consequences, particularly[Read More…]

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Experiential Lifestyle Tops Reasons in Buying Retirement Home

Experiential Lifestyle Tops Reasons in Buying Retirement Home

In its recently released “2018 Survey of Homebuyers Researching Lifestyle Communities,” Private Communities Registry (PCR) says that the majority of 55+ year old homebuyers are seeking “healthy, active lifestyle” as the greatest attraction in the marketplace. More than 3,200 respondents provided new data concerning the lifestyle and financial aspects they consider when purchasing a retirement or second home. The top[Read More…]

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AARP Invests $60M in the Dementia Discovery Fund to Kick-Start its ‘Disrupt Dementia’ Campaign

AARP Invests $60M in the Dementia Discovery Fund to Kick-Start its ‘Disrupt Dementia’ Campaign

With nearly 10 million new cases of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease occurring each year, and no cure, today AARP launched a new campaign, “Disrupt Dementia.” The campaign aims to help drive new diagnostics and treatments for dementias while providing education, support and hope for patients and family caregivers impacted by the physical, emotional and financial stress of dementia. The centerpiece[Read More…]

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Stigmatising and ‘clinical’ products put people off making vital changes to keep their homes safe

Stigmatising and ‘clinical’ products put people off making vital changes to keep their homes safe

Research shows people are delaying making vital changes to homes because of the clinical and stigmatising appearance of products like handrails and ramps. Older people with health conditions and mobility issues are delaying making vital changes to their homes, such as installing handrails and ramps, due to the off-putting and stigmatising appearance of products, as well as the complexity in[Read More…]

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Company’s ElliQ Smart Robot Recognized with “Innovation Award for Cognitive Robotics” in 2018 AI Breakthrough Awards Program

Company’s ElliQ Smart Robot Recognized with “Innovation Award for Cognitive Robotics” in 2018 AI Breakthrough Awards Program

Intuition Robotics, the creator of ElliQ, the Active Aging Companion, announced that its Cognitive AI Platform that powers the pro-active ElliQ robot has been selected as the winner of the “Innovation Award for Cognitive Robotics” from AI Breakthrough, an independent organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global Artificial Intelligence (AI) market today. “We are honored[Read More…]

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Two-thirds of older Brits feel they are stereotyped in ads

Two-thirds of older Brits feel they are stereotyped in ads

68% of those over 65 believe ads often stereotype people in their age bracket, according to research from media agency UM. The study, which questioned 2,000 people, found that 21% of all Brits thought perceptions of older people in the media have actually worsened over the past three years, with 33% of those aged 65-plus agreeing. Two-thirds (68%) of those[Read More…]

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The 65Plus in US

The 65Plus in US

The current growth of the population ages 65 and older is one of the most significant demographic trends in the history of the United States. Baby boomers—those born between 1946 and 1964—have brought both challenges and opportunities to the economy, infrastructure, and institutions as they have passed through each major stage of life. Although U.S. Policymakers and others have had[Read More…]