Trying to educate the undisciplined shifts the blame from where it should be: on America’s lousy savings plans. Read the full article at The Atlantic.
Stanford researcher and Center on Longevity faculty affiliate Beth Pruitt, and Alexandre Ribeiro have discovered that a heart cell matured from stem cells in the lab looks and behaves like a normal adult heart cell when grown in a long, thin shape and on a surface that provides some tension. Read the full article at […]
A new study, published in the August issue of the journal Aging, hypothesizes that Alzheimer’s is not a single disease but that it exists in three distinct subtypes – inflammatory, noninflammatory and cortical. The paper’s author, Dr. Dale Bredesen, professor of neurology at the University of California, Los Angeles, came to the conclusion by conducting […]
Why are only about half of American workers saving for retirement through their workplace? According to the Government Accountability Office, it’s largely because their employers do not offer savings plans like a 401(k). Of all the workers who aren’t currently saving through their employer, 68% work for an employer that doesn’t offer a plan and […]
In American society, those who live the longest get to enjoy years of relaxation, but those with the shortest life expectancies tend to work into their final years. Read the full article at The Atlantic.
The number of workers over 65 is growing fast. Technologists see a big business in helping the aging workforce. The American tradition of retirement at age 65 is crumbling. As older workers stay on the job longer, challenges ranging from eyestrain to aching joints become increasingly prevalent. In response, technologists and ergonomics experts are rethinking […]
Hearing loss is one of the most common conditions affecting adults, and the most common among older adults. An estimated 30 million to 48 million Americans have hearing loss that significantly diminishes the quality of their lives — academically, professionally and medically as well as socially. Read the full article at The New York Times.
Yes, you can tap your 401(k) early, but it’s a terrible idea. With the effects of the financial crisis still lingering, 30 million Americans in the last 12 months tapped retirement savings to pay for an unexpected expense, new research shows. This undercuts financial security and underscores the need for every household to maintain an […]
Like scratchy-sounding old radio dials that interfere with reception, circuits in the brain that grow noisier over time may be responsible for ways in which we slow mentally as we grow old, according to the results of new studies from UC San Francisco on young and older adults. Read the full article at UCSF News.
Age-related changes in decision making is a topic that is increasingly becoming an important consideration as we embrace working past traditional retirement age. Evidence suggests that as we grow older there are cognitive and affective changes in the way we process information. All decisions whether small or large can be disadvantaged or enhanced dependent upon […]