global aging

U.N. Report: 1 Billion Will Be 60+ by 2020; Global Action Needed to Protect Aged

Posted on 10/1/2012 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayThe global population of over-60-year-olds will reach one billion within the decade, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). In a new report, the organization warns that discrimination, abuse and violence against older adults — and especially older women — are still common, even in wealthy industrialized nations.

The Takeaway: Retirement Ages Must Rise Worldwide

Posted on 06/12/2012 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayRetirement ages must rise globally if everyone’s gonna keep living longer and we don’t want to bankrupt national pension systems, says a new international report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, an international organization with 34 member countries. Already, 67 is becoming the new 65, it says.

The Takeaway: By The Time You’re 90, Dementia Cases Could Triple

Posted on 04/12/2012 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayA new report from the World Health Organization says dementia cases are set to triple worldwide by 2050. In 2010, 35.6 million people globally had dementia, the WHO said. That figure is expected to double by 2030, to 65.7 million cases. By 2050, it’s expected to triple, to 115.million dementia cases.

The Takeaway: Obama Orders FDA to Deal With Drug Shortages; World’s Population Heavily Gray

Posted on 10/31/2011 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayPresident Barack Obama is ordering the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to take more action on prescription drug shortages. And with the world’s population set to hit 7 billion today, it’s not only growing—it’s growing older, too.