Japan's aging society prompts redefinition of the term 'elderly' - Opinion. An early advocate of healthy living to stave off aging-related illnesses, Shigeaki Hinohara, a Japanese doctor, saw patients until just months before bidding farewell to this world at the age of 105 on Tuesday.
In 1954, Hinohara introduced comprehensive annual physical tests, part of the preventive medical system said to contribute to Japanese people's longevity. A fast-aging society, Japan has the highest percentage of senior citizens in the world－more than a quarter of its population is aged 65 or above. Japan had more than 65,000 centenarians last year. Based on United Nations documents, Japan has defined senior citizens as people aged 65 or above for more than five decades. At the current pace of aging, 33 percent of Japan's population is projected to be aged 65 or above in 2035, with its share in the total population rising to 40 percent in 2060. Life after retirement－60 in Japan－is changing in the country. The author is China Daily Tokyo bureau chief. 5 things you need to know about the global pension crisis. At what age are you planning to retire?
Do you have enough saved up to do so? Two simple questions, but the answers are not so simple. Depending on where you live, you could have a pension waiting for you – either from the government, or your job, or your personal savings. When Your Best Friend Is Younger Than Your Daughter. Don’t Call Me a Millennial — I’m an Old Millennial.
There’s a sensation you get when you hear the name of a group you’re a member of.
If someone says “Bostonian” or “liberal” or (sorry) “Patriots fan,” my brain perks up a little. VICE - Original reporting and documentaries on everything that matters in the world. Explicit cookie consent. Prof. David Sinclair - What Is Ageing? Why It Happens. Stem cell therapy reverses age-related osteoporosis in mice. Toronto, ON - Imagine telling a patient suffering from age-related (type-II) osteoporosis that a single injection of stem cells could restore their normal bone structure.
This week, with a publication in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine, a group of researchers from the University of Toronto and The Ottawa Hospital suggest that this scenario may not be too far away. Osteoporosis affects over 200M people worldwide and, unlike post-menopausal (type-I) osteoporosis, both women and men are equally susceptible to developing the age-related (type-II) form of this chronic disease. With age-related osteoporosis, the inner structure of the bone diminishes, leaving the bone thinner, less dense, and losing its function. Too Old for Sex? Not at This Nursing Home.
The Second Careers of the Healthy Elderly. You don’t take any medications?”
“No.” The doctor stared at me dolefully, then reframed the question. “So, when you get up in the morning, what do you put in your mouth?” He asked with an air of exasperation, as if I was the one who wasn’t getting it. “Oatmeal, usually, and tea with milk.” If We Could Put King Solomon in an MRI Machine, Could We See the Wisdom in his Brain? At the 2010 Cannes Film Festival premiere of You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, director Woody Allen was asked about aging.
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En Chine, vous pouvez expérimenter…la mort. Cirque du Soleil founder wants to breathe new life into how we honour the dead. This Company Wants To Turn You Into A Tree When You Die. Conscious Aging Alliance. Novescence June 2014. Grandparental leave introduced in the UK. The Conservative Government in the United Kingdom has extended its policy for parental leave to include working grandparents, starting in October 2015.
The 50 weeks of leave and 37 weeks of statutory parental pay can now be shared across generations. The policy change was instituted following government research which indicated that more than half of mothers in the UK rely on grandparents in order to return to work. Currently 60% of working grandparents provide some form of care and a total of 2 million have chosen to work less, take unpaid time off work or leave work entirely to provide care. The policy captured political support at both ends of the spectrum in the UK, and may prove attractive to other governments as well.
Dementia cases in the UK have gone down in the last 20 years. The number of people in the UK who get dementia each year may be decreasing, a trend that breaks with many researchers' predictions.
In the country, the incidence rate of dementia — the number of new cases reported during a given time period — has gone down by 20 percent since the 1990s, according to a new paper in Nature Communications. Immortality Begins at Forty. Fade to grey: why women should stop dyeing their hair. Almost 15 years ago, Anne Kreamer looked at a picture of herself, didn’t like her “brown helmet”, and stopped colouring her hair.
She was a 46-year-old businesswoman working in the US. Her subsequent book was the chirpily titled Going Gray: How to Embrace Your Authentic Self With Grace and Style; she says it’s been liberating in every aspect of her life. “There are so many myths about going grey that, when you get through the undeniably difficult growing-out phase, you realise are total hogwash,” she says. “About how you’ll look old. Future - Facebook is a growing and unstoppable digital graveyard. The day after my Aunt’s passing, I discovered she’d written me a lovely note on the front page of the Shakespeare collection she’d given me. Will spoiled boomers bankrupt the millennials? Probably not. Design Thinking Can Help Improve Care for the Elderly.
A crisis in Vancouver: The lifeblood of the city is leaving. Watch This Hilarious Short Film About Escaping from an Old Folks' Home. À 60 ans, Yasmina Rossi est mannequin pour des maillots de bain (et sublime) MODE - Qui a dit qu'il y avait un âge limite pour faire du mannequinat et être belle en maillot de bain? Surtout pas la top modèle Yasmina Rossi, qui brise les préjugés et les règles du jeunisme en prouvant qu'on peut être la splendide égérie d'une marque, et tout ça à 60 ans. Cette "doyenne" des mannequins s'est associée à la marque The Dreslyn pour présenter une gamme de maillots de bain glamours, mais loin des standards des publicités hyper-sexualisées pour ce type d'articles. Japan’s elderly turn to life of crime to ease cost of living. Old age in the big house. Cameron Diaz assume son âge avec un selfie sans maquillage. « J'ai comme l'impression que le fait de vieillir a pris une mauvaise tournure », dénonce-t-elle dans son livre, qui paraîtra le 5 avril. « C'est pour cela que j'ai voulu écrire ce guide, pour comprendre ce que vieillir veut vraiment dire. » D'où la publication de cette photo sur Instagram, où l'on voit Cameron Diaz, comme sortant de sa douche, sans maquillage, tenant son nouveau livre, The Longevity Book.
En 2013, elle avait déjà fait le coup à la sortie de son premier guide, The Body Book, truffé d'astuces pour prendre soin de son corps. « Je suis ravie de pouvoir continuer cette conversation avec vous, lit-on sur son blog, Ourbodybook.com. Parce que réaliser que vous pouvez bien vieillir vous aidera à mieux vivre. Si vous comprenez le fonctionnement de votre corps, alors vous pourrez l'aider dans les meilleures conditions.
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