“healthy aging” Articles

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Healthy Aging in Action: The Surgeon General’s National Prevention Strategy for Older Adults

The US Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, has released new recommendations to promote healthy aging in later life: “Healthy Aging in Action: Advancing the National Prevention Strategy”. The report highlights governmental policies and programs that reflect the National Prevention Strategy’s efforts to support an aging American population. While the recommendations address the need for a...

Derek Yach & Gillian Christie | Nov 17, 2016
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Aging and Cognition: Maintaining Economic Security in Later Life

The 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
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Technologies and Evidence for Healthy Ageing and Financial Services

While a level of cognitive decline is normal with age, the ability of people to manage their finances poses challenges as our brains change with the passing years. On April 5, 2016, the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Agenda Council (GAC) on Ageing, the International Federation on Ageing (IFA), and the National Institute on Ageing...

Derek Yach | May 6, 2016
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Managing aging and cognitive decline: challenges and opportunities for financial services

It 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
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Longevity in the Workplace: 60 is the new 40

By Dominic Lee, Derek Yach, and Meghan Fitzgerald The ageing of the world’s population has significant implications for the workplace. For the first time in history, there will soon be more people over age 60 than under age 15 in the world. This means that existing attitudes surrounding our global workforce and efforts to attract and...

Dominic Lee, Derek Yach, and Meghan Fitzgerald | Jan 18, 2016
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