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10/31/2014 – How Seriously Should You Take Retirement Savings Calculators?

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The short answer: very seriously. But many Americans aren’t saving enough – or anything at all. Read the full article at U.S. News and World Report.

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10/30/2014 – A Workout for the Mind

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Older people with more positive views of aging do better on memory tests. They have better handwriting. They can walk faster. They’re more likely to recover fully from severe disability. Those with more positive self-perceptions of aging actually live longer, by an average of 7.5 years. (Other kinds of stereotypes, about race and gender, have […]

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10/28/2014 – Americans Are Living Longer Than Ever. And That May Kill Your Pension

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With more workers likely to reach age 90, employers will have to step up their pension funding. Or, more likely, hand you a lump sum instead. Read the full article at Time.

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10/27/2014 – Corneal Implants Might Make Reading Glasses Obsolete

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1 in 5 Americans needs reading glasses or bifocals because of presbyopia. With age, the formerly pliable lens of the eye starts to harden. That makes it harder for muscles to squeeze the lens to focus on nearby objects. But eye doctors are trying to come up with options. The corneal inlay, called KAMRA, is […]

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10/27/2014 – Encore careers: A second chance at both profit and purpose

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Whether it’s for financial reasons or a chance to try something new, more baby boomers are embarking on an encore career—a second professional act that can bring in not only money but often the fulfillment that may have been lacking the first time around the career bend. Read the full article at CNBC.

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10/27/2104 – Study aims to spot early dementia from eye exam

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Researchers are investigating whether a simple eye test could be used to identify the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Read the full article at The Guardian.  

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10/26/2014 – To Improve a Memory, Consider Chocolate

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Science edged closer on Sunday to showing that an antioxidant in chocolate appears to improve some memory skills that people lose with age. Read the full article at The New York Times.

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10/25/2014 – No Proof That ‘Brain Training’ Games Work, Some Experts Say

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Many “brain-training” games may be marketed as a way to boost people’s alertness and intelligence, but scientists are now warning that such claims are not based on actual science. Read the full article at NBC News.

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List of Signatories

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List of participants; *indicates that the signer has a current conflict of interest, defined as having financial interests (research funding, stock options, or stocks) in the brain gaming or competing (e.g., pharmacological) industries. Jason C. Allaire, Associate Professor of Psychology, North Carolina State University, USA Lars Bäckman, Professor of Psychology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm University, Sweden […]

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10/22/2014 – Extra-depth shoes may help alleviate foot pain for older people

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For adults over age 65 with disabling foot pain, being fitted for off-the-shelf extra-depth footwear reduced pain and improved function, according to a new study. This type of footwear is often marketed to people with diabetic foot ailments, for whom Medicare – the U.S. government health insurance program for people over 65 – will cover […]

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