12/10/2013 – Exercise Reduces Men's Risk Of Dementia And Chronic Disease, Study Shows

Exercise now and you’ll surely reap ceaseless rewards later, a new study suggests. Men with healthy habits, including regular exercise, are 60 percent less likely to suffer from dementia and cognitive decline later in life, according to findings in a Welsh study.

Read the full article at Huffington Post.

12/10/2013 – Silicon Valley techies who take the elderly seriously

The potential market for products targeting aging Americans is hardly a niche – and its growing at an explosive pace. The population of people over age 65 will hit 81 million in 2050, up from 37 million in 2005, according to the Pew Research Center. That translates into 19 percent of the total population, compared with 12 percent in 2005.

Read the full article at Chicago Tribune.

12/9/2013 – The Geography Of Aging: Why Millennials Are Headed To The Suburbs

One supposed trend, much celebrated in the media, is that younger people are moving back to the city, and plan to stay there for the rest of their lives. Retirees are reportedly following suit.

Read the full article at Forbes.

12/9/2013 – When it’s better to rent a home in retirement

Many argue it’s best to own a home in retirement instead of renting one. But there are exceptions.

Read the full article at MarketWatch.

12/6/2013 – Money and mortality, or why to wait to start taking Social Security

Social Security doesn’t care when you begin taking your money because people getting lower payments for longer periods cost the system the same as people getting highers payment for shorter periods. But when you take your money can make a huge difference to you and your survivors, as you’ll see.

Read the full article at Washington Post.

12/5/2013 – Caregiving goes digital – and lets Boomers age in place

While nothing beats the human touch, health care innovators, researchers and educators predict that gadgets will soon turn the home into a medical nanny, keeping tabs on everything from pill-taking routines to signs of imminent crises.

Read the full article at USA Today.

12/5/2013 – Estimate: 135 million worldwide with dementia by 2050

A policy brief released Wednesday from Alzheimer’s Disease International, a federation of advocacy and research organizations, estimates that 135 million people worldwide will be living with dementia by 2050. That revised prediction is 17% above previous ones, largely driven by increases in China and sub-Saharan Africa.

Read the full article at USA Today.

12/4/2013 – More 401(k) plans add retirement planning advice

Don’t know where to turn for retirement planning advice? The good news is more employers are offering retirement planning advice through their 401(k) and other retirement plans. But is this something you’ll want to take advantage of? Like many other retirement planning tasks, the answer is — it depends. Let’s take a look.

Read the full article by Center on Longevity Research Scholar Steve Vernon at CBS MoneyWatch.

12/4/2013 – Retirement saving: the Great Divide

Only about half of boomers are saving enough to cover at least their basic retirement expenses — as are about 45% of Americans overall — but the news is even worse for younger savers, according to a new study that asked people to detail their savings habits and retirement plans.

Read the full article at MarketWatch.

12/4/2013 – Dementia epidemic looms with 135 million sufferers seen by 2050

Many governments are woefully unprepared for an epidemic of dementia currently affecting 44 million people worldwide and set to more than treble to 135 million people by 2050, health experts and campaigners said on Thursday.

Read the full article at Reuters.