Older people may be better at regulating their emotions, says Center director Laura Carstensen.
In an excerpt from The Secret Life of the Grown-up Brain by Barbara Strauch, Center director Laura Carstensen observes: “From what we know now, I’d have to say that the middle-aged brain is downright formidable.”
Many think the U.S. is in trouble because of aging baby boomers. Actually, says Center on Longevity economist Adele Hayutin, the country is better off than other large economies, but needs to be prepared to make the most of the opportunity.
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Life is getting longer, and researchers are exploring a new developmental stage for older people. “The culture hasn’t had time to catch up,” says Center director Laura Carstensen. “All the added years of life have been put into leisure, and that’s crazy.”
Hear a “A Long Bright Future,” Center on Longevity director Laura Carstensen’s speech to the Silicon Valley leaders at the Rotary Club of San Jose. She discusses the ways people – from policymakers to parents – can prepare for healthy, fulfilling and financially stable long lives in the 21st Century.
Discussing a Time cover story on the science of aging, CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo said Center director Laura Carstensen sees ‘fantastic’ opportunities when people live longer.
Center director Laura Carstensen’s book exploring ways people can prepare for healthy, fulfilling and financially stable long lives was included on Library Journal’s Best of 2009 books on consumer health.
Dr. Laura L. Carstensen, director of the Center on Longevity, and Dr. John (Jack) Rowe, chairman of the external advisory committee, discuss opportunities and challenges for an older population.
The aging of the American population can be good news for society, says Center director Laura L. Carstensen.