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Here’s an article with some interesting facts about those who have become the world’s oldest living person. It has interesting points about how many people have been verified as the oldest, how long they lived, and why they often die shortly after being verified as the world’s oldest living person. Weaver’s five-day run as the […]
The Weekend Essay for The Wall Street Journal (subscription might be required) reports on a detailed study of people on the island of Sardinia off Italy who have extraordinary longevity. At first, researchers assumed genetics played a major role. After further research, they concluded genetics weren’t a factor. Instead, diet, exercise, family, and community played […]
The medical system doesn’t treat aging people well, especially when they are in hospitals, according to several recent books by medical doctors. This article discusses several of the books and explains why older Americans don’t receive good medical care unless their children or others who care about them are heavily involved in the care process. […]
Underestimating longevity is one of the most common and costly retirement planning mistakes. People consistently underestimate how long they are likely to live. Your plans should have a realistic estimate of life expectancy. You should be conservative, meaning have a bias in favor of a longer life span. The Life Expectancy tables from the Society […]
These changes aren’t coming from the government or insurers but from the technology geeks. A group of them believes that some innovations in other industries will improve things and lower costs in home care, according to this piece. They say their goal is to keep their parents in their homes for as long as possible. […]
Many people argue that an aging population (one where older people are a higher percentage of the population) leads to lower economic growth. George Friedman of Stratfor.com disagrees. He says there’s no reason an aging or shrinking population has to lead to lower growth. As long as technology and capital are available to adjust, growth […]
I haven’t seen New York City on any lists of the best places to retire, but this article from Politico.com says that the Big Apple is a leader in accommodating seniors’ living needs. The article says NYC has over 250 places that could be described as senior centers and other benefits for those who are […]
Things improve and life gets better as we age, according to new research cited in The Wall Street Journal. (Subscription might be required.) In addition to higher life satisfaction, many older people are able to use knowledge and certain types of intelligence to offset the age-related cognitive decline. The stereotypical older person who is grumpy, […]