Our Aging Population: Unused Economic Powerhouse?

Serialized, in three parts, from Fast Company By 2050, the number of people over 65 will more than double. Cities, communities, companies–and our entire culture–have some adjusting to do. If we can, the benefits will be enormous. BY EILLIE ANZILOTTI Patrick O’Halloran is 82 years old, “but I’m still a work in progress,” he says. After a … Continue reading Our Aging Population: Unused Economic Powerhouse?

Caregivers & Technology: What They Want and Need

Click the italicized text to view the report: Caregivers & Technology: What They Want and Need from Longevity Network   [Below; slides from the linked report]  

Must the human lifespan have a limit?

From Kevin Loria in "Business Insider"  Jeanne Calment, the French woman who holds the record for the longest verified lifespan, died in 1997 at 122 years old. Few people, of course, ever become supercentenarians — 110 years old or older — and even fewer hit 115. So few people have exceeded that age, in fact, that a group of researchers published … Continue reading Must the human lifespan have a limit?

A Father’s Death

He Lived Cautiously, and Then Died Suddenly From the Los Angeles Times, May 15, 2015 by Jeffrey Wasserman (A father's unexpected death leads one man to reassess his instinct to always play it safe in life.) My father did everything “right,” yet there he was in intensive care, on life support. When my teenage daughter Alice … Continue reading A Father’s Death

Family caregiver balancing act.

In a survey conducted by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network, 26 percent of North American family caregivers of older adults report that they felt a "workplace stigma" associated with elder caregiving. These 10 ways to feel more empowered at work could help give family caregivers hope for better balance and health: 1. … Continue reading Family caregiver balancing act.

Do you want to know how long you’ll live?

"If you're coming down with a bad case of Age Anxiety, here's some good news. Seventy-five percent of human aging can be self-regulated. But what exactly does one regulate? Granted, heredity plays a key role. But at least six lifestyle factors also regulate aging." 

Long Lives, Old Countries, Small Families, and a Better World

Our Older World The aging of the world is an unprecedented transformation that results from thousands of years of striving for better, healthier, and longer lives. We are in the first minute of a giant change. If we navigate well, we can make the most of the greatest treasures humankind has ever sought: longer, more … Continue reading Long Lives, Old Countries, Small Families, and a Better World

Another useful resource:

Subscribe to Senior Newswire@The Savvy Senior June 26, 2017 Your weekly link to grown-up news and information from newspaper and magazine publications, news organizations and web resources nationwide. IN THIS ISSUE Health Money Taxes Politics Retirement Social Security Scams Insurance Caregiving Technology Working End of Life Extra HEALTH: Sleep Apnea is a Killer? It's Listed … Continue reading Another useful resource:

The Good News About Getting Older

Nine Keys to Aging Well Please forward this to those with doubts about the benefits of aging. Psychologist and storyteller Jonathan Young served as the founding curator of the Joseph Campbell Archives. Information on Dr. Young's books and seminars is available at folkstory.com along with articles and interviews. The Good News About Getting Older summarizes the … Continue reading The Good News About Getting Older

Better to forget?

I spoke with Blake Richards, one of the co-authors of the paper, who applies artificial intelligence theories to his study of how the brain learns. He says that in the AI world, there's something called over-fitting — a phenomenon in which a machine stores too much information, hindering its ability to behave intelligently. He hopes … Continue reading Better to forget?