Archive for Longevity News 2016

3/9/2016 – Are some of us protected from Alzheimer’s?

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In the battle to cure Alzheimer’s disease, the two hallmark proteins that clog the brains of people with the deadly dementia – amyloid and tau – have received most of the attention. But dementia experts have long known that some people whose brains were riddled with these misfolded proteins still had good cognitive function throughout […]

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3/9/2016 – Aging baby boomers, millennials hit US growth: S&P

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According to Standard & Poor’s (S&P), Baby boomers and millennials are capping growth in the world’s biggest economy. Read the full article at CNBC.

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3/7/2016 – Using the Arts to Promote Healthy Aging

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The arts in their myriad forms are enhancing the lives and health of older people — and not just those with dementia — helping to keep many men and women out of nursing homes and living independently. With grants from organizations like the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Institute on Aging, incredibly […]

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3/7/2016 – The Obsession With ‘Curing’ Aging Is Now Big Business

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In Silicon Valley, finding new ways to dramatically extend human longevity has become almost an obsession. Oracle Co-founder Larry Ellison has called mortality “incomprehensible;” Google Co-founder Sergey Brin has said he hopes to someday “cure death;” and Russian entrepreneur Dmitry Itskov said he plans to live to 10,000. Some tech titans are donating millions or […]

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3/4/2016 – Scam victims aren’t dumb; they’re human

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You might receive a call from someone claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service or Justice Department saying you owe back taxes, or from someone purporting to be from Microsoft doing you the courtesy of helping debug your computer after a random check by the software company revealed that a virus had slipped into […]

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3/4/2016 – What Aging Parents Want From Their Kids

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There’s a fine line between caring and controlling—but older adults and their grown children often disagree on where it is. Read the full article at The Atlantic.

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3/4/2016 – This Online Calculator Adds Up Your Risk of Poverty

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How many Americans are truly at risk of financial ruin? A new poverty risk calculator offers an estimate based on four factors: race, education, marital status, and age. Read the full article at Futurity.

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3/3/2016 – Retirement Crisis: Are We There Yet?

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A flurry of studies out in recent days reveal a dramatic split between pre-retirees (nervous, not planning enough, eager for help from their employers) and the retired (things are fabulous for us, mostly). Read the full article at Forbes.

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3/2/2016 – The retirement crisis facing Hispanics

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According to data from the Economic Policy Institute, only 26% of Hispanic families had savings in a retirement plan like a 401(k) or IRA, in 2013. Meanwhile, 65% of white families and 41% of black families and 58% of Asian families and those of other races had savings in such accounts. Read the full article […]

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3/2/2016 – Why We Must Reframe How We See Alzheimer’s

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The complexity of Alzheimer’s and the non-uniformity of the disease from person to person have resulted in a gross misrepresentation of it. Society as a whole has significant misconceptions and expectations about what Alzheimer’s is and how it affects the individual and his or her family. Read the full article at Next Avenue.

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