Advice for Handling Retiring During a Financial Downturn

Market declines during the first five years of retirement can have a significant effect on a financial portfolio, but remaining flexible can mitigate the damage.

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Older Generations Are Reclaiming Rites of Passage

Rituals like graduations and weddings are few and far between for older adults. Some are finding ways to honor their momentous occasions.

#age-chronological, #elderly, #families-and-family-life, #funerals-and-memorials, #religion-and-belief, #ritual, #united-states

Pope Francis, Slowed by Aging, Finds Lessons in Frailty

On a visit to Canada, the pontiff, 85, used his own vulnerability to demand dignity and respect for older people in a world increasingly populated by them.

#canada, #elderly, #francis, #longevity, #roman-catholic-church

Norman Lear: What Archie Bunker Would Have Thought of Donald Trump and Jan. 6

The Emmy-winning TV producer Norman Lear considers his first century, and his hopes for the next century.

#age-chronological, #all-in-the-family-tv-program, #conservatism-us-politics, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #elderly, #politics-and-government, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Can Older Adults Stay Safe During a Heat Wave?

#elder-care, #elderly, #global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #medicine-and-health

Who’s the Oldest of Them All?

Two towns in Sardinia battle for the distinction of having the longest-living residents. One has the imprimatur of Guinness World Records.

#elderly, #guinness-world-records, #italy, #longevity, #perdasdefogu-italy, #records-and-achievements, #sardinia-italy

Out-of-Pocket Costs Put Americans into Medical Debt

Cost-sharing is not working as intended.

#elderly, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #medicare, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #united-states

Researchers: Improving Eyesight May Help Prevent Dementia

As experimental drugs prove ineffective against increasing dementia cases in the U.S., researchers argue that improving eyesight can have an effect.

#cataracts, #content-type-service, #dementia, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elderly, #eyes-and-eyesight, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #jama-neurology-journal, #lancet-the-journal, #research, #united-states

Chie Hayakawa Imagines a Japan Where the Elderly Volunteer to Die

The premise for Chie Hayakawa’s film, “Plan 75,” is shocking: a government push to euthanize the elderly. In a rapidly aging society, some also wonder: Is the movie prescient?

#cannes-international-film-festival, #content-type-personal-profile, #elderly, #euthanasia-and-assisted-suicide, #hayakawa-chie, #japan, #movies, #plan-75-movie

Lockdowns Protected Older People. But at What Cost to the Health of Young Adults?

Since the pandemic began, their rate of death from all causes has skyrocketed.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #elderly, #internal-sub-only-nl, #youth

During the Omicron Wave, Death Rates Soared for Older People

Last year, people 65 and older died from Covid at lower rates than in previous waves. But with Omicron and waning immunity, death rates rose again.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #elderly, #nursing-homes, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

Indian Couple Sue Their Son for Not Giving Them a Grandchild

A couple in India are demanding that their son and daughter-in-law have a child or pay them $650,000 in damages. “This is an Indian parent thing,” their lawyer said.

#elderly, #grandparents, #haridwar-india, #india, #suits-and-litigation-civil

‘Old Gays’ Have Millions of Followers on TikTok. Why Retire?

“Grandfluencers” on TikTok are sharing a new vision for what it means to live meaningfully with age.

#elderly, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

Can Protein Powders Help Aging Muscles?

Older adults typically need more protein than younger people. Here’s how to ensure you’re getting enough.

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Daily Aspirin Regimen May Cause Bleeding

Millions of Americans take aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke. Now, doctors are advising against it — especially for people over 70.

#american-college-of-cardiology, #aspirin, #blood-pressure, #elderly, #heart, #journal-of-the-american-medical-assn, #preventive-medicine, #stroke, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Help With Medicare Costs: What You Need to Know

Low-income Americans on Medicare can get assistance paying their premiums and other expenses. Several states have allowed more people to qualify.

#age-chronological, #content-type-service, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elderly, #extra-help, #federal-aid-us, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #income, #medicare, #medicare-savings-program, #personal-finances, #poverty, #retirement

Spinal Fluid From Young Mice Sharpened Memories of Older Rodents

Researchers identified a protein in the fluid that could boost the cognition of aging animals — and might lead to future treatments for people.

#alzheimers-disease, #animal-cognition, #elderly, #memory, #mice, #parkinsons-disease, #research, #science-and-technology, #your-feed-science, #youth

Virtual Reality Therapy Could Give Relief to Seniors

Some care facilities are giving older adults a way to visit their pasts to boost their well-being.

#dementia, #elderly, #headphones-and-headsets, #loneliness, #memory, #research, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #virtual-reality-computers

Medicare Advantage Plans Often Deny Needed Care, Federal Report Finds

Investigators urged increased oversight of the program, saying that insurers deny tens of thousands of authorization requests annually.

#elderly, #health-and-human-services-department, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #inspectors-general, #medicare, #privatization

Amid Virus Chaos, Shanghai Residents Band Together

As the authorities in China’s biggest city fight to stamp out an Omicron outbreak, neighbors are turning to one another for support.

#cats, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #delivery-services, #elderly, #pets, #politics-and-government, #shanghai-china, #vaccination-and-immunization, #volunteers-and-community-service

Exploring the Health Effects of Ageism

Through more than three decades of research, the Yale psychologist Becca Levy has demonstrated that age discrimination can take years off one’s life.

#age-chronological, #content-type-personal-profile, #discrimination, #elderly, #levy-becca, #longevity, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #yale-university, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Ukrainians Far From Home Struggle to Protect Family With Dementia

Millions of Ukrainians have been displaced since the war started. Many elderly or disabled people have been unable or unwilling to leave their homes.

#australia, #dementia, #elder-care, #elderly, #france, #medicine-and-health, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

Scientists Question Data Behind an Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug

Studies linked to Cassava Sciences, once a stock market favorite, have been retracted or challenged by medical journals.

#academic-and-scientific-journals, #alzheimers-disease, #biotechnology-and-bioengineering, #cassava-sciences-inc, #clinical-trials, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elderly, #journal-of-alzheimers-disease, #journal-of-neuroscience, #short-selling, #united-states, #your-feed-science

Americans Over 60 Should Get Second Booster, Official Says

Citing data from Israel, the Biden administration’s Covid response coordinator, said a second booster offered significant protection to older people.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #jha-ashish-1970, #vaccination-and-immunization

Do We Ignore the Vulnerable as We Ease Covid Rules?

Readers express the concerns of the immunocompromised and the elderly. Also: Subway safety after the Brooklyn attack; reforming earmarks; Ukraine’s path.

#adams-eric-l, #brooklyn-ny-subway-shooting-april-12-2022, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #earmarks-finance, #elderly, #house-of-representatives, #new-york-city, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #subways, #ukraine, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

In a First, Google Goes After Puppy Fraud in Court

The company’s first consumer protection lawsuit, filed Monday, claims a Cameroon man tricked would-be buyers using Gmail and other services.

#aarp, #better-business-bureaus, #california, #cameroon, #consumer-protection, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dogs, #e-commerce, #elderly, #federal-trade-commission, #frauds-and-swindling, #google-inc, #pets, #suits-and-litigation-civil

New Jersey Republican Stronghold Has State’s Worst Virus Death Rate

Ocean County, a predominantly white and middle-class community in central New Jersey, also has low vaccination rates.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #lakewood-nj, #new-jersey, #ocean-county-nj, #orthodox-judaism, #republican-party, #vaccination-and-immunization

‘Death Cleaning’: A Reckoning With Clutter, Grief and Memories

These letters are among the more than 500 responses from readers to our request for personal stories about dealing with their own lifetime accumulation of possessions or that of a loved one.

#children-and-childhood, #deaths-fatalities, #elderly, #families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #grief-emotion, #love-emotion, #memory, #orderliness-and-clutter, #parenting, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Calling TIAs Strokes Could Help Patients Seek Proper Care, Neurologists Say

Two neurologists argue that calling T.I.A.s what they are — minor strokes — could prompt patients to seek the help they need more quickly.

#elderly, #emergency-medical-treatment, #journal-of-the-american-medical-assn, #stroke, #united-states

CDC study spotlights utter failure of China’s COVID-Zero policy in Hong Kong

Health care workers wearing personal protective equipment transport the body of a deceased patient onto a hearse outside the mortuary at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Hong Kong reported more than 55,000 cases on Wednesday, its hospitals are inundated, and the city's morgues are nearly full.

Enlarge / Health care workers wearing personal protective equipment transport the body of a deceased patient onto a hearse outside the mortuary at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Hong Kong reported more than 55,000 cases on Wednesday, its hospitals are inundated, and the city’s morgues are nearly full. (credit: Getty | Bloomberg)

For much of the pandemic, China kept the coronavirus at bay. The country adopted an aggressive COVID-Zero plan, rigorously identifying, containing, and tracing cases to prevent the viral spread. It appeared to work remarkably well—until the arrival of the ultratransmissible omicron variant.

The seemingly uncontainable virus is now exploding in China, smashing records daily and laying bare a tragic fault in China’s COVID policies: the country’s most vulnerable—older people—are among the least protected by vaccination. As such, death rates are bound to soar.

This has already played out in Hong Kong, which saw its own towering omicron wave between January and March. In its wake was one of the highest death rates the world has seen amid the pandemic. In a study published Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US CDC partnered with the CDC China for a postmortem on the deadly spike. The analysis highlighted just how fatal a flaw it is to neglect vaccinating older people.

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#covid-19, #elderly, #hong-kong, #infectious-disease, #omicron, #public-health, #science, #vaccination

Inside a Campaign to Get Medicare Coverage for a New Alzheimer’s Drug

The Alzheimer’s Association has pushed relentlessly to get broad access to Aduhelm, despite safety risks and uncertain evidence that it helps patients.

#aduhelm-drug, #alzheimers-assn, #alzheimers-disease, #antibodies, #biogen-inc, #centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elderly, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #medicare, #united-states, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

Covid Outbreak at Shanghai Hospital Exposes Risks to China’s Seniors

Coronavirus infections have spread at an elder care facility in Shanghai. Workers said deaths are increasing and resources dwindling.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #elder-care, #elderly, #hospitals, #quarantines, #shanghai-china, #tests-medical

In Difficult Cases, ‘Families Cannot Manage Death at Home’

Health care researchers argue that hospice facilities could better serve some terminal patients, and ease the burden on exhausted loved ones.

#death-and-dying, #elderly, #hospice-care, #medicare, #united-states, #warraich-haider-j, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Dagny Carlsson, Centenarian Blogger, Dies at 109

She began posting about her daily life in Sweden at the age of 99. She went on to acquire a worldwide fan base.

#blogs-and-blogging-internet, #carlsson-dagny-1912-2022, #deaths-obituaries, #elderly, #longevity, #sweden

Retired Doctor’s Protest Gets Attention of Spanish Banks

A campaign by a 78-year-old retired doctor with Parkinson’s disease against banks closing branches and moving services online resonates with a rapidly aging Spanish population.

#banco-santander-s-a, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #computers-and-the-internet, #elderly, #spain

How to Live to 100

For one sturdy wartime survivor, living intensely has been the best revenge.

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‘We Are Sleepwalking to Climate Catastrophe’

Readers respond to a dire climate warning from the U.N. secretary general. Also: Factors in college success; a signing in the N.F.L.; Botox follies.

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The Next Covid Wave Is Probably Already on Its Way

Infections may rise in the United States. How it plays out is up to us.

#coronavirus-omicron-variant, #disease-rates, #elderly, #europe, #hong-kong, #masks, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

Should You Get a 4th Covid Shot?

Experts say that the most vulnerable would benefit from a second booster soonest.

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Pfizer Seeks Authorization of a Second Booster Shot for Older Americans

The move could further inflame a tortuous debate among scientists over when the coronavirus vaccines’ protection should be bolstered, and for whom.

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Generation X Is Helping Older People Age at Home

The Village to Village Network assists older people with the services they need to remain in their homes. A younger generation is getting involved.

#age-chronological, #aging-in-place, #content-type-service, #elderly, #generation-x, #mcwhinney-morse-susan, #retirement, #silent-generation, #village-movement, #village-to-village-network, #volunteers-and-community-service

Meet the Underdog of Senior Care

The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, funded by Medicare and Medicaid, has quietly succeeded in enabling some older Americans to age in place.

#archcare, #elder-care, #elderly, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #home-health-care, #jersey-city-nj, #medicaid, #medicare, #nursing-homes, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

For Older Americans, Some Positive Health News

Three recent developments — incremental and undramatic but encouraging — are likely to improve the lives and health of seniors.

#california, #coronavirus-reopenings, #elderly, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hospitals, #medicaid, #medicare, #nursing-homes, #social-security-us, #social-security-administration, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

Free Options for Filing Your Taxes

Many of the no-cost online services have age or income limits. But some are available to anyone.

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‘I Don’t Dare Get the Shot’: Virus Ravages Unvaccinated Older Hong Kongers

Covid has surged through nursing homes in Hong Kong, but older residents are still among the city’s least vaccinated and the most skeptical.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #elderly, #hong-kong, #nursing-homes, #rumors-and-misinformation, #vaccination-and-immunization

How Much Help Do I Owe My Debt-Ridden Dad?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on the duties we have to our parents.

#confucianism, #elderly, #ethics-personal, #personal-finances

5 Monologues, Each a Showcase for Asian American Actors Over 60

“Out of Time” at the Public Theater is intended to showcase the talents of older actors. “People want to dismiss your stories,” the show’s director says. Not here.

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The CTE Link Between Players from the 1972 Miami Dolphins

Nick Buoniconti, Jim Kiick and Jake Scott, of the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins, were each found to have C.T.E., the brain disease linked to head hits, bringing to six the number of players diagnosed from that team.

#buoniconti-nick, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #concussions, #content-type-personal-profile, #dementia, #elderly, #football, #kiick-james-1946-2020, #miami-dolphins, #national-football-league, #scott-jake-1945-2020

The Pandemic Has Made Many Seniors Less Active

Health experts are concerned that the pandemic, in upending daily routines, has reduced mobility and physical conditioning in older adults.

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Younger Americans Benefited Less From Booster Shots Than Older People

Among those under age 50, vaccination even without a booster protected strongly against hospitalization and death, according to new C.D.C. data.

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