Technology products that address specific needs of aging demographics are already some part of the mainstream in our economy, in what can be described as the greater “longevity market”. Examples of general needs are categories like home care and aging in place, health care and medical aid. These descriptions and more are inter-related and of
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Every new year is a promise. The promise of the first baby born on the split second after midnight in every corner of the globe. The promise of a bucket list of new year resolutions busted in the first week, and the promise of 7 billion plus people aging one day at a time all
Shaping a response to this longevity revolution (or evolution as I’m preferring to see it) is ours to do together. But not just as a crush of older people, but rather as a generational convergence. What are the expectations of an extended life time for someone who is today’s 25 -30 year old when tracked
Ready for ageing? The House of Lords Report looks at this question with three audiences in mind – us the individual, the markets and governments. In that light naturally, this conversation gets wide sweeping attention, but in the well blocked 18 Annex sections of this UK report, it’s an easy to read practical discussion framework.
Proponents of anti-aging talk of “slowing down the aging process” which is somewhat in simpatico with the active aging movement. Keep the body fit, bend your brain, eat right, test the miracle drug and cream care your skin. Here’s another observation. Even in our attentive pursuit of making the most of our longevity, one attribute
Diets. Drugs. Supplements. Surgeries. Lotions and Potions. We don’t seem to be afraid of dying – but aging, that’s another matter. Anti-aging has become a big business and we start the process maybe around age 40, picking up that protest sign and tilting it over our shoulder as we look for all fountains of youth.