Aging-in-place design choices are gaining a higher profile as baby boomers become a larger and larger segment of the population. According to AARP, the majority of older Americans want to stay in their homes permanently and live independently. This demographic change translates into demand for residential designs that anticipate changes in health, vision or mobility, […]
It is true that with aging comes certain, well, challenges, to put it lightly. Our taste buds become less effective, our sense of touch becomes dampened, our metabolism slows down, our eyesight changes, our muscle mass begins to diminish in tandem with a decline in bone mass, and our risk of getting a range of […]
A new study in the journal Neurology finds Alzheimer’s may account for many more deaths than we previously realized. While the CDC ranks the disease as the sixth-leading killer in the U.S., the new study puts the annual death toll at around half-a-million, pushing it up to the third leading cause of death. Hari Sreenivasan […]
The consequences of your retirement planning decisions often ripple out beyond just yourself and your spouse or partner, and these consequences can significantly impact your extended family and close friends in both positive and negative ways. Read the full article by Center on Longevity Consulting Research Scholar Steve Vernon at CBS MoneyWatch.
Gopi Shah Goda, a Stanford economics scholar and Center on Longevity faculty advisor found that people increase their savings when they use retirement income projections and have access to detailed information about the benefits of saving now for use later. When such information is absent, people save less. Read the full article at Stanford News.
Alzheimer’s disease likely plays a much larger role in the deaths of older Americans than is reported, according to a new study that says the disease may be the third-leading cause of death in the United States. Read the full article at The Washington Post.
How middle-aged people rate their own physical fitness could provide clues about their risk for future dementia, Finnish researchers report. Among people aged about 50, those who self-rate their level of fitness as poor are four times more likely to develop dementia within 30 years than those who say they have a good level of […]
J. Craig Venter is the latest wealthy entrepreneur to think he can cheat aging and death. And he hopes to do so by resorting to his first love: sequencing genomes. Read the full article at The New York Times.