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5/3/2016 – Financial fraud targeting older adults often involves appeals to emotions

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An appeal to emotions like excitement or anger is a key persuasion tactic used by fraudsters to mislead the elderly. That’s the key finding in a new report from the Stanford Center on Longevity. Excitement and anger – known as “high arousal” emotions – can lead to risky decision-making compared with “low-arousal” emotions, such as […]

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5/3/2016 – Average American household approaching retirement has this much saved up

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Boiling the average American household’s retirement savings down to just a few numbers –and giving it meaning – is a difficult thing to do. That’s what I’ve discovered after writing about, reading, and talking with retirees from all walks of life for a number of years. Some couples feel the need to save up over $1 […]

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5/2/2016 – Aging in Place

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Most people are reluctant to think about changing where and how they live as long as they are managing well at the moment. Almost 90 percent of Americans 65 or older plan to stay in their homes as they age. Yet for many, the design of their homes and communities does not suit older adults […]

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4/29/2016 – Better Aging Through Practice, Practice, Practice

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“I can’t promise this will prolong your life. But it will improve it.” Read the full article at The New York Times.

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4/26/2016 – Millennials surpass baby boomers to become America’s largest living generation

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The term “millennial” comes with many connotations. They like socialism. They don’t eat breakfast cereal. They save more money than previous generations. They enjoy a work-life balance, and they often don’t think they’re millennials. Now, they’re the largest living generation in the United States. Read the full article at The Washington Post.

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4/25/2016 – Hearing aid use may improve cognitive function in hearing-impaired elderly

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A study conducted by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) found that older adults who used a hearing aid performed significantly better on cognitive tests than those who did not use a hearing aid, despite having poorer hearing. The study was published online in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Read the full article at […]

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4/24/2016 – Fountain of Youth? Drug Trial Has Seniors Scrambling to Prove They’re Worthy

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What if there were a way to stave off the creaks and calamities of old age? Nir Barzilai, director of the Institute for Aging Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, is working on it. With word leaking out, seniors from all over the globe have been hounding Dr. Barzilai and his colleagues to […]

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4/22/2016 – Rich People Are Living Longer. That’s Tilting Social Security in Their Favor.

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a large body of research shows that the rich live longer — and that the life span gap between rich and poor is growing. And that means that the progressive ideal built into the design of Social Security is, gradually, being thwarted. In some circumstances, the program can actually be regressive, offering richer benefits to […]

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4/22/2016 – Dementia: Dementia incidence — the times, they are a-changing

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A new study reports that the incidence of dementia in one population has declined by over 40% between the 1970s and 2010s. The finding could have implications for the future prevalence of dementia, and illustrates the importance of environmental factors in the risk of dementia disorders. Read the full article at Nature.

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4/22/2016 – Thinking Beyond Money in Retirement

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After a career of working, scrimping and saving, many retirees are well prepared financially to stop earning a living. But how do you find meaning, identity and purpose in the remaining years of your life? Read the full article at The New York Times.

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