Monthly Archive: April, 2011

Stanford Center on Longevity’s aging reports

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I’ve just been introduced to Prof Laura Carstenson and her team at the Stanford Center on Longevity, and am impressed by what I’ve seen so far. Their report last year New Realities for… Continue reading

VA app for post traumatic stress disorder

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It seems that PTSD is tip of the iceberg for a number of other conditions, and a good entry point for getting people using the app to monitor themselves and flag any issues… Continue reading

Early Stages Of Alzheimer’s Now Get Formal Definitions

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The new definitions, which were just published online by the journal Alzheimer’s  Dementia, acknowledge this dimly understood early phase of Alzheimer’s. Now there are two new pre-dementia phases: mild cognitive impairment and… Continue reading

Alzheimer’s only major disease that’s getting worse, not better

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I’m doing some research into dementia, and it’s fascinating how Alzheimer’s is the sleeping giant – that is really waking up. From the National Center for Health Statistics, we see that Alzheimer’s is… Continue reading

Awesome design company: OMHU – Life is imperfect and beautiful

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This is the first sexy aging company I’ve found. Let there be more! We started Omhu after searching in vain for well-designed products for relatives and friends who needed help with simple tasks… Continue reading

Link: Worried about old age? Good

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Sage words from a recent study tracking longevity: – Marriage will keep you alive — but only if you’re male. The men who were married most of their lives lived well into their… Continue reading

A Graying Population Spells Business Opportunity – NYTimes.com

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Companies come here to understand their target audience or to have their products, policies and services studied. Often, visitors learn hard truths at AgeLab: many older adults don’t like products, like big-button phones,… Continue reading

Snip: Boomers and Mobile Usage – eMarketer

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But marketers should not take this audience—or their interest—for granted. Boomers spend far more time with TV than they do online or watching video on mobile phones. And even then, they try to… Continue reading

Snip: Boomer hotel icon Ian Schrager is far from done – USATODAY.com

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On the cusp of turning 65 next year — among the first wave of Boomers to do so — Schrager is hardly ready to retire. He’s launching a new phase in his career,… Continue reading

Snip: Funding crisis hits US ageing research : Nature News

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“I don’t put any grants into NIA now because their funding line is so low it’s almost impossible to get funded,” says Duff. Duff’s situation reflects a crisis that is gripping researchers who… Continue reading

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