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107-Year-Old's Secret To Longevity? Don't Worry, Do Crosswords

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)</b> — A Minnesota woman celebrated a very special birthday Wednesday.<p>Jo Sunderlund turned 107 years old. Born in Iowa in 1911, …

90-year-old Meals on Wheels driver keeps on rolling

At 90, he's probably older than most of the clients of New Dawn's Meals on Wheels program in Sydney, but Mac Cameron still gets out three times a …

Population ageing and the macroeconomy

<i>Noëmie Lisack, Rana Sajedi and Gregory Thwaites</i>An unprecedented ageing process is unfolding in industrialised economies. The share of the population …

Healthier Lifestyle May Prevent 1 in 3 Cases of Dementia

<i>From losing weight to quitting smoking, your New Year’s resolutions may have a larger impact on your brain health than you ever imagined. A recent</i> …

Dementia

101-year-old volunteer at Akron Children's Hospital has no plans to slow down

AKRON, Ohio - For the last 13 years, Rose Carlson has been a fixture at Akron Children’s Hospital.<p>And the 101-year-old has no plans to slow …

Akron

The humble curb is fast becoming the city’s hottest asset

In the city of the future, the ability to get people from point A to point B will be as much about the vehicle as it will be about the curb. Most experts estimate that an average of 30% of the traffic in busy urban areas can be accounted for by vehicles searching for places along the curb to pull …

Aging alone: If you’re a single, childless senior, who has your back?

Even if you have enough money for retirement, who will help you manage your finances when you can’t?<p>Who can you count on to be a caregiver?<p>Don’t have an answer to those questions?<p>You are not alone (pun intended).<p>Millions of seniors face the situation where they are single and childless but one day …

Caregiving Is Hard Enough. Isolation Can Make It Unbearable.

For years, Marcy Sherman-Lewis went to a beauty salon in St. Joseph, Mo., every few weeks for a haircut and highlights.<p>It had become something of an ordeal to prepare her husband, Gene Lewis, for this outing; he has Alzheimer’s disease, at 79, and helping him shower and dress, insert hearing aids …

Dementia missed in men, because memory is more often spared

Dementia is more likely to be missed in men because they are less likely to lose their memory, a major study has found.<p>Research on 1,600 patients found that male dementia sufferers were more likely to have suffered from “atypical” symptoms which are more difficult to spot.<p>The findings were revealed …

Dementia

Older People Will Need Much Better Transit

Transit agencies, take note: For the growing number of Americans over 65, mobility can’t wait.<p>Protected streets, denser neighborhoods, and accessible medical care make urban life safer and healthier for everyone—especially the 65-and-up crowd, one of the fastest growing segments of the U.S. …

America: not such a great place to grow old

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>The U.S. has a long way to go in becoming a truly age-friendly society, according to a …

How Meditation Protects the Aging Brain from Decline

Most of us begin to misplace our keys, forget people’s names, or solve math problems less readily as we approach middle age. This is often referred …

The aging brain: A conversation with a cognitive psychologist - Scope

My colleague Tracie White recently wrote about cognitive psychologist Ruth O'Hara's research on worrying and its impact on cognition, memory and …

Attending religious services may increase lifespan

A recent study published in the journal <i>PLOS One</i> has revealed that regularly attending religious ceremonies, such as a mass or a funeral, may lead to …

Great Cities Enable You to Live Longer

Dense, well-educated, immigrant-friendly cities boost longevity—especially for the low-income.<p>Some of the most provocative social science research in the past decade has come from the Equality of Opportunity Project, led by Stanford economist Raj Chetty. The project’s major work looks at the …

Cracking the secret of a longer life

<b>Most of us would like to lead long and healthy lives, but what, if anything, can we do to make it possible?</b><p>Longer life is the one thing you can't buy making it something of a preoccupation for the Davos elite, but what do experts suggest?<p>I'm not sure longevity expert Dan Buettner got the Davos memo.<p>…

Wendy Mitchell on her extraordinary Alzheimer’s memoir

The word can seem like a sentence, and the sentence can bring a sense of helplessness, dread, despair. Dementia – the D-word – is the illness we fear the most. Many people, at the diagnosis, jump-cut forward to their anticipated end, where memories have slid away in catastrophic chunks, where …

Alzheimer's Disease

Fragmented sleep may be early sign of Alzheimer’s, study suggests

Sleep disturbances caused by “body clock” disruption may be an early warning sign of Alzheimer’s, new research suggests.<p>The new US findings could …

The Connection Between Retiring Early and Living Longer

You may not need another reason to retire early, but I’ll give you one anyway: It could lengthen your life.<p>That’s the thrust from various research in recent years, and also from a 2017 study in the journal Health Economics.<p>In that study, Hans Bloemen, Stefan Hochguertel and Jochem Zweerink — all …

Retirement

10 Ways to Make Cities Livable for the Elderly

Ahead of the Habitat III conference in Ecuador, which will result in a New Urban Agenda, advocate Sion Jones urges urPublication Date: Mon, 05/23/2016

Elder care on-demand: why tech is setting its sights on your parents

When Alan’s wife, Toby, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s four years ago, the retired geophysicist turned to a not-for-profit in Palo Alto, California – called Avenidas Village – for guidance. Through Avenidas, Alan learned about several online platforms that connect individuals who need home care …

San Francisco

Two Words Would Make Our Cities More Livable: Pedestrians First

Any plan to make cities better start with the single step we all take when we leave home.<p>What’s the single most important factor in a livable city? Pedestrians. After all, even if we commute to work in a BMW, we start and finish our journey as pedestrians. “Every single trip begins with walking,” …

Putting citizens first: How Latin American cities can be smart

For Latin America’s cities to remain competitive, they must understand their citizens’ experiences and needs—and design policies accordingly.<p><b>Citizens</b> …

What would life look like if we lived forever?

You probably don’t want to die. Most people don’t. But death takes us all no matter our preference. As children we are taught that one day we’ll have to leave Neverland, grow old, and pass on, but still, inside, most of us don’t generally welcome the permanence of the hereafter.<p>Most cultures have …

The U.K. now has a minister for loneliness

Before she was assassinated in 2016, British lawmaker Jo Cox established a commission on loneliness and pushed the government to appoint a minister …

Smart device gives elderly and disabled more time to cross Hong Kong’s busy streets

With a single tap of a card, elderly pedestrians and those with disabilities can now get a few extra seconds to make their way across Hong Kong’s …