4/3/11 – Vast Gene Study Yields Insights on Alzheimer’s

The two largest studies of Alzheimer’s disease have led to the discovery of no fewer than five genes that provide intriguing new clues to why the disease strikes and how it progresses.

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4/3/11 – America Is at the Nexus of Aging and Multiculturalism

The United States, like other nations, is now experiencing a “silver” tsunami. And, as has occurred in other countries, we’ve seen this tidal force coming, but are not prepared for it.

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3/8/11 – Will you still need me, when I'm 84?

The Stanford Center on Longevity focuses on improving – not prolonging – the quality of life as we age.

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3/1/11 – The road to longevity

“We have supersized our lives. We have doubled life expectancy in the 20th century – we added 30 years,” says Center on Longevity Director, Laura Carstensen. “The issue is: What do we do to the world we live in? This has created challenges – planning for the human species that has an opportunity to grow old.”

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2/25/11 – New center for research on aging established with grant from Glenn Foundation

“There is something about age that predisposes us to disease,” said Thomas Rando, MD, PhD, a professor of neurology and neurological sciences, and Deputy Director of the Stanford Center on Longevity, who will serve as the director of the new center. “If we could somehow figure out the mechanisms of aging and are able to intervene, it would potentially offer therapy to a wide variety of diseases — not just cancer, heart disease or Alzheimer’s, but all of them.”

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2/10/11 – Why Early Retirement May Not Be Your Best Option

Recent research reveals that early retirement may not be the panacea many have hoped. A slew of negative health effects has been correlated to early retirement starting with memory decline.

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2/5/11 – In a Graying Population, Business Opportunity

Many industries have traditionally shied away from openly marketing to people 65 and older, viewing them as an unfashionable demographic group that might doom their product with young and hip spenders. But now that Americans are living longer and more actively, a number of companies are recognizing the staying power of the mature market. Researchers at the M.I.T. AgeLab have created a special suit to help product designers and marketers better understand older adults and create innovative products for them.

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1/28/11 – Some Boomers 'retire' to jobs that allow them to help others

A series of reports by USA TODAY and CBS News explores the aging of an iconic generation and the impact on the nation.

This installment focuses on the growing “encore careers” movement — an effort to match older workers who can’t or don’t want to retire with public service jobs that benefit society.

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1/26/11 – “Global Coalition on Aging" Launches as 450 million people turn 65 over next two decades

The Global Coalition on Aging announced its launch today as a pioneering new initiative to raise awareness and address the social and economic impact of global population aging.

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1/21/11 – New Lives for ‘Dead’ Suburban Malls

The suburban shopping mall has fallen on hard times, and Ellen Dunham-Jones, co-author of “Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs,” is thrilled, frankly.

Read the full article in The New York Times