12/16/2013 – Damaged blood vessels may contribute to Alzheimer's

Cells in the blood-brain barrier may control multiple steps in the progression of Alzheimer’s disease—and could serve as potential targets for new treatments, researchers say.

Read the full article at Futurity.

12/16/2013 – Retirement Benefit Changes for 2014

Social Security, Medicare and retirement accounts will all change in modest but important ways in 2014. And for the first time, retirees too young to qualify for Medicare will be guaranteed the right to buy private insurance via their state’s health insurance marketplace. Here’s what to expect for your retirement benefits next year.

Read the full article at U.S. News and World Report.

12/14/2013- When it’s OK to retire with debt

Conventional wisdom suggests that you shouldn’t retire with any debt.

But Americans are seemingly ignoring that advice, according to a new research report from the Michigan Retirement Research Center.

Read the full article at MarketWatch.

12/13/2013 – An Alternative to Giving Up the Car Keys

While that is a scary thought for some people, the common perception, that the only real choice is between ignoring the difficulties faced by elderly drivers and taking away the car keys, is wrong. “We’re evolving in our thinking,” said Jodi Olshevski, a gerontologist and executive director of the Hartford insurance company’s Center for Mature Market Excellence. “We’re not just looking at the transition from driver to passenger, but how we can empower drivers to extend their driving as long as possible.”

Read the full article at The New York Times.

12/13/2013 – America's Hidden Retirement Crisis Is Racial

A troubling new study, Race and Retirement Insecurity in the United States, reveals that America’s retirement crisis is particularly dire for blacks and Latinos.

Read the full article at Forbes.

12/12/2013 – 4 Retirement Mistakes 30-Somethings Make–And How They Can Avoid Them

Here are four false assumptions that a lot of people in their 30s make—and ways to help them to stay on the right track for retirement.

Read the full article at Forbes.

12/11/2013 – Exercise as Potent Medicine

Exercise can be as effective as many frequently prescribed drugs in treating some of the leading causes of death, according to a new report. The study raises important questions about whether our health care system focuses too much on medications and too little on activity to combat physical ailments.

Read the full article at The New York Times.

12/11/2013 – Retirement crisis grows as cities raid pension and health plans

Detroit and Illinois aren’t the only ones stealing earned benefits. The idea is to avoid tax hikes and service cuts.

Read more at Salon.

12/11/2013 – G8 aims to beat dementia by 2025 with AIDS-style fight

Leading countries set a goal of finding a cure or effective treatment for dementia by 2025 on Wednesday and ministers said the world needed to fight the spread of the memory-robbing condition just as it fought AIDS.

Read the full article at Reuters.

12/10/2013 – U.K. Aims to Double Dementia Research Funds, Cameron Says

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said the government’s ambition is to double public, commercial and charitable spending on research and development into dementia by 2025.

Read the full article at Bloomberg.