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The scariest part about ageing is the added costs

The scariest part about ageing is the added costs | Independence | Scoop.it
Teresa Wiltz: Elder care is a booming business, but someone has to pay. Seniors and their children shouldn't have to go bankrupt for care (70% of Americans aged 65 and older will need long-term care at some point.

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Age shouldn't keep you from exercise but inspire it - Statesman Journal

Age shouldn't keep you from exercise but inspire it - Statesman Journal | Independence | Scoop.it
Age shouldn't keep you from exercise but inspire it
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Age shouldn't keep you from exercise but inspire it. Many researchers have focused decades on studying the effects of exercise on the aging body, even in your 80s and 90s!
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Seniors Hold on to Urban Independence Into Old Age

A new community model lets seniors enjoy all of the security and social amenities of a retirement community without leaving their homes. The alternative is c...
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Adjustment Quotient of the Elderly (Part 2)

Patterns of old age adjustments in three different life settings of elderly (staying with family, visiting day care centers and staying in old age homes) wer...
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An uncertain age | KPMG | GLOBAL

Few if any societies have truly faced up to the magnitude of the long term elderly care crisis. If this system fails it will have devastating consequences for elderly individuals, their families, the economy and wider society.

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Loneliness in old age

A think-tank report examined loneliness in old age.

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What it’s like to grow old, in different parts of the world | TED Blog

What it’s like to grow old, in different parts of the world | TED Blog | Independence | Scoop.it
The world’s population is getting older. People are living longer thanks to improvements in healthcare, nutrition and technology...

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, November 26, 2013 7:37 AM

It is fascinating to compare and contrast the differing views about the elderly in various cultures around the world.

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Pressure for independence in old age can be disabling - Medical Xpress

Pressure for independence in old age can be disabling - Medical Xpress | Independence | Scoop.it
Pressure for independence in old age can be disabling Medical Xpress Her research on understandings of independence in later life has led to the development of a new set of measures for living standards, tailored to meet the values and needs of...
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