Americans' spending declines consistently after age 65
The findings contradict traditional wisdom that spending will be constant or even increase during older age.
Ageism, sexism and racism still rife in labor market
A series of experiments found the younger white British male was 29% more likely than the 50-year-old black British female to be offered a job interview.
You're only as old as you (psychologically) feel
How old are you, really? Most likely, your real age has little to do with your chronological age.
You can teach an old dog a brand-new trick!
Mental performance, self-confidence, psychological resilience and well-being can be improved in the 50-plus generation.
Social isolation and loneliness increase the risk of death from heart attack, stroke
25% of U.S. adults aged over 65 are socially isolated and the prevalence of loneliness is even higher.
Persistent low wages linked to faster memory decline
In the U.S., the federal minimum wage has remained at $7.25 per hour since 2009. Memory decline can now be added to the list of health outcomes associated with low-wages.
Using robotic pets in memory care
Robotic pets can be useful in therapy, without some of the disadvantages and unpredictability of real animals.
Whether you're 18 or 80, lifestyle may be more important than age in determining dementia risk
Any single lifestyle dementia risk factor (such as smoking, diabetes, obesity, or hearing loss) can reduce cognition by the equivalent of up to three years of aging.
Lonely people vulnerable to financial exploitation
Social connectedness, which is already known to enhance physical health and psychological wellbeing among older adults, may also be a key protector against financial abuse.
Aging and fake news: It's not the story you think it is
Not being able to distinguish fake news from real news can have serious consequences for a person’s physical, emotional and financial well-being. So how good are older adults at detecting fake news?
How to reduce loneliness: Meaningful activities can improve health, well-being
Becoming engrossed in enjoyable activities that require both concentration and skill, such as playing the piano or painting, can lead to a state of flow. Time passes quickly, giving life meaning, and experiences of loneliness are reduced.
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