Exercise can be as effective as many frequently prescribed drugs in treating some of the leading causes of death, according to a new report. The study raises important questions about whether our health care system focuses too much on medications and too little on activity to combat physical ailments. Read the full article at The [...]
Detroit and Illinois aren’t the only ones stealing earned benefits. The idea is to avoid tax hikes and service cuts. Read more at Salon.
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said the government’s ambition is to double public, commercial and charitable spending on research and development into dementia by 2025. Read the full article at Bloomberg.
Exercise now and you’ll surely reap ceaseless rewards later, a new study suggests. Men with healthy habits, including regular exercise, are 60 percent less likely to suffer from dementia and cognitive decline later in life, according to findings in a Welsh study. Read the full article at Huffington Post.
The potential market for products targeting aging Americans is hardly a niche – and its growing at an explosive pace. The population of people over age 65 will hit 81 million in 2050, up from 37 million in 2005, according to the Pew Research Center. That translates into 19 percent of the total population, compared [...]
One supposed trend, much celebrated in the media, is that younger people are moving back to the city, and plan to stay there for the rest of their lives. Retirees are reportedly following suit. Read the full article at Forbes.
Many argue it’s best to own a home in retirement instead of renting one. But there are exceptions. Read the full article at MarketWatch.
As director of the Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab, BJ Fogg, PhD, studies human behavior and designs ways to influence it, whether on the computer, on a mobile phone or in other areas of life. In this video on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation website, Fogg discusses what makes a good candidate to implement healthy behavior change [...]
Social Security doesn’t care when you begin taking your money because people getting lower payments for longer periods cost the system the same as people getting highers payment for shorter periods. But when you take your money can make a huge difference to you and your survivors, as you’ll see. Read the full article at [...]
While nothing beats the human touch, health care innovators, researchers and educators predict that gadgets will soon turn the home into a medical nanny, keeping tabs on everything from pill-taking routines to signs of imminent crises. Read the full article at USA Today.