According to aarpinternational.org, Germany is currently one of five “super-aged” societies in the world, and its population of those age 65 and older will continue to grow, reaching nearly one-third of the total population by 2050.
Read SilverEco.org Hiroyuki MURATA’s guest column, published in the latest issue of “L’Annuaire National de la Silver Economie”.
Hiroyuki MURATA is the President of Murata Associates, Inc. and a Professor in Tohoku University.
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From the moment we are born, we all begin ageing. Each of us lives through different life events, we make choices, we face the consequences of policies and systems and intersecting forms of discrimination which influence our lives. As we grow older, the impact on us of these different experiences accumulates.
Online photography community Photocrowd.com has presented the results of an international photo contest on the theme of ‘Ageing: the bigger picture‘ in partnership with the British Society of Gerontology (BSG), with £3600 (approximately $5400 USD) in cash prizes awarded.
The contest brief encouraged photographers to look beyond clichés and show a more nuanced approach to the subject. Over 1200 images were submitted from photographers all over the world.
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According to the Canadian Statistics, for the first time in the country’s history, people aged above 65 years old outnumber the number of children aged up to 14. [Read more…] about Canada: when the elderly outnumber the children
A team of German and French researchers recently identified a new peptide that could be involved in the Alzheimer disease.
The η-amyloid – or eta-amyloid – belongs to the same family as the beta-amyloid involved with the development of the disease. It has escaped notice from researchers for thirty years. According to research teams, its discovery could impact some clinical trials that are currently ongoing.
The ageing process affects Latin America as it affects the entire world, and Puerto Rico is one of the countries with a particularly impressive increasing ageing level. According to the Puerto Rico Institute of Statistics, the median age of the country is 39. This phenomenon is accentuated by lack of jobs on the island, which incites young people to migrate abroad.
Today, in Puerto Rico, in 30 of the 78 municipalities of the country, the elderly outnumbers the children. The five municipalities with the oldest population are: Hormigueros, Mayagüez, Rincon, Lajas and San German. On the other hand, the youngest municipalities are: Toa Alta, Peñuelas, Barranquitas, Morovis and Santa Isabel.
The World Bank published a study regarding the ageing population process in Europe and Central Asia. The report was completed with an infographics that summarizes the ageing process and the consequences of demographic transition.
This infographics identifies and points out the main opportunities and policies contributing to an active, healthy and productive ageing. The main sectors which could transform the ageing population into a source of value are: education, labour participation, mobility, sustainability, etc.
When speaking about the new demographic tendency of ageing population, Japan tends to take the lead as it is the oldest country in the world. However, the whole Asian continent is affected by this process.
The Minister of Social Affairs, Health and Women Rights of France, Marisol TOURAINE, and the State Secretary for Family, Elderly people and Autonomy, Laurence ROSSIGNOL commend the adoption of the society adaptation to ageing law on first reading by the Senate on the 19th of March. [Read more…] about Marisol TOURAINE and Laurence ROSSIGNOL commend the adoption of the society adaptation to ageing law by the French Senate
China is the most populated country in the world; it also accounts for the biggest population of seniors. Indeed, by 2035, there will be 300 millions of seniors in China.
The quick pace of population ageing in China is partly due to the one child policy; it impacts the evolution of the Chinese society, in which the elderly can struggle with their financial situation. They sometimes need to work in order to live by collecting garbage.
Seniors are also especially impacted by a high suicide rate, especially in rural areas.
A new research for Age UK called “A great place to grow older – ambitions for the next parliament 2015-2020” revealed that a third of people over 65 believe life got worse in the United Kingdom over the 12 last months. The report aims to show Age UK’s priorities of actions and calls for the British government to improve living conditions of the elderly by the end of the next Parliament in 2020.
Tess Christian is a 50-year-old British woman who does not give her age. That is because she has not smiled for 40 years to avoid getting wrinkles, as said in British newspaper DailyMail. Avoiding to smile in order to look younger most likely means giving into excessive youth culture.
Research suggests art could improve older people’s health on several levels: cognitive functions, memory, sense of well-being, stress, etc. Art and health institutes alike are pushing for more answers and developing programs targeted to older people to help them improve their life through art. [Read more…] about Does art improve your health?
A part of our brain stays “young” as we age. This is the reveal of a study conducted by American researchers at the University of Adelaide.
Researchers hope that this new discovery on the functioning of the brain will help better understand the evolution of neurodegenerative disorders, and most especially the Alzheimer disorder.
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“One of the many ways technology has changed our lives is helping seniors live independently”, says Lynn Wilson, Founder of The CareGiver Partnership. This, in turn, makes caregivers’ jobs a little easier.
The CareGiver Partnership is a national direct-to-consumer retailer of home healthcare products for incontinence, diabetes, nutrition support and more. In its eighth year of providing products and services that help caregivers and loved ones maintain personal dignity, the company also offers an online library of more than 1,500 family caregiver resources and personal service by experts in caregiving.