global aging

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AARP is playing a leading role to help identify the necessary priorities and directions for improving health, productivity, and quality of life for older adults worldwide
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The International Day of Older Persons, October 1, marks the perfect time to celebrate the opportunity and challenges of an aging population
The United States is quickly approaching a historic milestone. By 2035, the number of older adults age 65 and older will exceed the number of children for the first time in American history. Each day, 10,000 people turn 65, and that will continue for years to come. This will impact states and communities and reshape industries.
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I used to cringe when the staff at Pop Pop’s nursing home called him "Sweetie."
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Pa’ Noi manages the neighborhood restaurant that my boyfriend, Joe, and I love here in Thailand, where I’m doing part of my master’s program in gerontology.
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The 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.
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Retirement 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.
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A 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.
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President 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.
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