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Archive for category: Longevity News 2013


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 […]


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.