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The number of people aged over 60 is set to double by 2050. Are we prepared?By 2020, individuals aged 60 and older will be greater in number than children younger than five. By 2050, the world’s older adult population will have doubled to 2 billion. These numbers are striking. Cognitive decline, strained pension schemes, and burgeoning healthcare costs: are we prepared for tomorrow’s complex longevity challenges? These challenges provide unique...
Derek Yach | Sep 9, 2016
age-friendly, aging, aging population, Bank of America, cognitive decline, financial services, Fourth Industrial Revolution, government, Health, health technology, innovative technology, Merrill Lynch, older adults, privacy, research and development, wealth, World Economic Forum
Aging and Cognition: Maintaining Economic Security in Later LifeThe United States (US) and other high-income countries are witnessing demographic changes associated with people living longer though in poorer health. Japan, the country with the highest proportion of elderly citizens, is already working to re-tool its society and economy to support an aging population, leveraging the promise of technology to do so. Many other...
Derek Yach and Jason Karlawish | May 9, 2016
behavioral economics, chronic disease, financial services, healthy aging, personalized health technology, senior fraud, University of Pennsylvania, World Economic Forum
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Managing aging and cognitive decline: challenges and opportunities for financial servicesIt is becoming evident across borders and industries that world population changes are having a serious impact. With a predicted 2.1 billion people over 60 by 2050, significant advancements must be made in order to adapt to a world soon made up – for the first time – by greater numbers of persons over 60...
Dominic Lee and Derek Yach | Feb 29, 2016
AARP, Age UK, age-friendly, Alzheimer's, Barclays, Baroness Sally Greengross, cognitive decline, Dr. Daniel Marson, financial services, healthy aging, Ian Deary, London, Lothian Cohort, senior fraud, technology, Tokyo, University of Alabama, World Economic Forum