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The World Isn't Ready For Them

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The world is aging so fast that most countries are not prepared to support their swelling numbers of elderly people, according to a global study being issued Tuesday by the United Nations and an elder rights group.The report ranks the social and...

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Bernard Strée's curator insight, October 7, 2013 4:13 AM

"In 2011, an estimated five million Canadians were 65 years of age or older, a number that is expected to double in the next 25 years," the report said.

The study reflects what advocates for the old have been warning, with increasing urgency, for years: Countries are simply not working quickly enough to cope with a population greying faster than ever before. By the year 2050, for the first time in history, seniors older than 60 will outnumber children younger than 15.

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Cheap Alzheimer's test made from peanut butter and ruler

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Researchers at the University of Florida’s McKnight Brain Institute Center for Smell and Taste found patients with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease had more difficulty smelling peanut butter held at short distances from their nose than people without the disease.

 


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