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8/24/2016 – The aging paradox: The older we get, the happier we are

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Research suggests that your overall mental health, including your mood, your sense of well-being and your ability to handle stress, just keeps improving right up until the very end of life. Read the full article at Los Angeles Times.

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8/22/2016 – Scientists unlock a secret to Latinos’ longevity

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Despite having higher rates of inflammation and such chronic diseases as obesity and diabetes, Latinos in the United States have a longer average life span than do non-Latino whites. Why is that? A new method of measuring how humans age suggests that Latinos withstand life’s wear and tear better than non-Latino Caucasians, and their Native […]

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8/21/2016 – Are aging and the economic slowdown linked?

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An aging United States reduces the economy’s growth — big time. That’s the startling conclusion of a new academic study, and if it withstands scholarly scrutiny, it could transform our national political and economic debate. Read the full article at The Washington Post.

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8/19/2016 – Baby boomers have trouble making new friends in retirement, research shows

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The older people get, the more challenging it can be to make friends, and that’s especially true after retirement as work is one of the most common ways to meet people. Research from the Stanford Center on Longevity shows of all the age groups, baby boomers show the most signs of disengaging from traditional modes […]

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8/17/2016 – Is an Alzheimer’s vaccine on the horizon?

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A team of researchers says it has created what could become the world’s first viable vaccine against Alzheimer’s disease, although others in the field remain skeptical. Read the full article at MarketWatch.

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8/15/2016 – Bundesbank Floats Higher Retirement Age in German Pension Debate

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Germany’s Bundesbank said raising the legal retirement age to 69 by 2060 could ease some of the pressure on the country’s state pension system as the population ages. Read the full article at Bloomberg.

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8/15/2016 – Hacks Can Ease the Trials of Aging

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Many older people, like Ms. Beskind, are forgoing high-tech gadgetry in favor of common – and usually much cheaper – items from office supply and hardware stores, repurposing them to solve everyday problems. Read the full article at The New York Times.

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8/10/2016 – These Kinds of Jobs Help Protect You from Alzheimer’s Disease

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Diets matter — but so does the work you do. It’s well known by now that sitting at a desk all day is dangerous to your health. Now it turns out that what you’re doing while you’re parked there matters, too. With about half a million new cases of Alzheimer’s disease occurring each year in […]

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8/11/2016 – What Is The ‘Retirement Spending Smile’?

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8/1/2016 – Of Retirement Age, but Remaining in the Work Force

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A recent Pew Research Center analysis of federal employment data lays out the numbers. In May 2000, 12.8 percent of those older than 65 held a job. By this May, the number had climbed substantially, to 18.8 percent. Read the full article at The New York Times.

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