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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…]

Transforming Transportation for the World’s Aging Population and People with Disabilities

Transforming Transportation for the World’s Aging Population and People with Disabilities

The earned privilege of driving tethers us only as far as the road, fuel, and our physical and cognitive abilities can take us. And, we all know what waits for us on the horizon as we age – losing the freedom to safely operate a vehicle. By Drew Lahart By teaming with the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Foundation and Local Motors, IBM Accessibility Research[Read More…]

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New AARP Global Report Assesses Preparedness of 12 Nations for Doubling of 60-Plus Population Over Next Generation

New AARP Global Report Assesses Preparedness of 12 Nations for Doubling of 60-Plus Population Over Next Generation

Aging Readiness and Competitiveness (ARC) Report Looks at Challenges, Opportunities Presented by Massive Growth of Age-60-Plus Population Globally and Ways 12 Nations Are Addressing Them A comprehensive new report, released today by AARP, examines the preparedness levels of 12 nations — Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States —[Read More…]

Health Care

eHealth : a solution for sustainable public health in Europe?

The issue of e-health is gaining more and more importance in EU policies as it is seen as a way to make our health systems more sustainable in an ageing Europe while offering new opportunities for economic growth. By Age-Plateform eHealth, what is it? The terms eHealth (electronic or online health) and mHealth (mobile health) refer to the use of new technology in[Read More…]

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Investment in wellness offers senior housing investors and developers significant return on investment

Investment in wellness offers senior housing investors and developers significant return on investment

Investors and developers looking to achieve a greater return on their investment in senior housing miss significant opportunity if they don’t include wellness services and programs. Why? Residents of age-qualified communities who participate in wellness and lifestyle activities are very satisfied with their quality of life and the value they receive from living in the community, according to new findings[Read More…]

Colin Milner : Age be damned

Colin Milner : Age be damned

There is a growing sentiment in society today that age is just a number. As our expectations for growing old change, a new mantra is emerging to support this view: “Age be damned.” By Colin Milner, CEO, International Council on Active Aging® At the root of this shift are the scientists who dissect every aspect of growing old–from the impact that[Read More…]

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The death rate from alzheimer’s incrising

The death rate from alzheimer’s incrising

Alzheimer’s disease (Alzheimer’s), an ultimately fatal form of dementia, is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for 3.6% of all deaths in 2014. Alzheimer’s deaths can be an indicator of paid and unpaid caregiver burden because nearly everyone in the final stages of Alzheimer’s needs constant care, regardless of the setting, as the result of[Read More…]

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Size of retirement savings gap - Source: Mercer analysis

We’ll Live to 100 – How Can We Afford It?

The challenges we face to provide our ageing societies with a financially secure retirement are well-known. In most countries around the world, standards of living and healthcare advancements are allowing people to live longer. This should be celebrated, but we should also consider the implications for the financial systems that have been designed to meet our retirement needs, which in[Read More…]

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How Japan and Asia are Searching for Solutions for their Rapidly Aging Population

How Japan and Asia are Searching for Solutions for their Rapidly Aging Population

With Japan’s aging population and a changing society, caregiving is a complex issue. But new technological innovations may provide solutions that were once unimaginable. By Atlas of Care Dr. Michael Birt, PhD in Japanese Studies and Atlas of Caregiving advisory council member, has worked as a consultant for many large, multinational healthcare companies, a thriving sector in Japan. In 1990, Birt[Read More…]

A Snapshot of Population Aging and Intergenerational Relationships in Canada

A Snapshot of Population Aging and Intergenerational Relationships in Canada

Canada’s population is aging rapidly, with a higher share of seniors than ever before. While this can present some societal challenges, it also provides growing opportunities for intergenerational relationships, since younger people have a greater likelihood of having more seniors and elders in their lives. Population aging has an impact not only on family relationships, but also on the social,[Read More…]

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