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Optimism appears to be a key element to living longer, according to a study cited in this post. It focuses on the recent decline in life expectancy for a specific group of Americans: middle-aged whites with less than a college education. Some analysts have attributed the higher death rate to addictions and financial distress, both […]
Older people who suffer financial or physical abuse tend to have one thing in common. They’re usually living alone and are isolated. That gives caregivers and others their opportunities. In this article, a former prosecutor of elder abuse argues that adult children bear a responsibility to stay in touch with their parents frequently to be […]
This article points out that since 1970 the percentage of child living full-time with grandparents has doubled. More and more grandparents are spending their retirement years raising their grandkids full time. Sometimes the situation is temporary, because the parents are deployed in the military, an illness, or other causes. Often, the situation is indefinite, because […]
Estimating life expectancy is an important element of a good retirement plan. Your plan will be very different if you expect to live another 40 years after retiring than it would be if retirement is expected to last only 10 years. This article explains why estimating life expectancy is important and explains how to do […]
Here’s a link to a summary of research on longevity by an investor in investments related to increasing life spans. It’s a good, readable summary of a lot of the key research. Unlike most write-ups you’ll see in the media, this one focuses on the shortcomings and qualifications in a lot of the research. That’s […]
Here’s an interesting article that provides both an update on efforts by drug companies to find medication that changes the aging process and how Washington regulators might stand in the way if such drugs were developed. The approach now being taken differs from what scientists were pursuing a decade ago (and longer), and the ethical […]
The current generation of retirees changed a lot of the rules. Here’s another one. According to this article, senior Americans are driving a lot of the growth in the rental apartment market, and most of these seniors can afford to own their homes. They don’t want to. It’s a lifestyle choice that appears to be […]
You’ve all seen ads for various products designed to “keep your brain young.” The goal is to avoid or postpone dementia, or at least the regular cognitive declines that affect people as they age. This article delves into the research and discusses the different findings. Some researchers say there is promise in the science. Others […]