Aging and Society’s Updates

  • Lisa A. Hollis-Sawyer Joins the Aging & Society Advisory Board

    The Aging & Society Advisory Board is honored to welcome our newest member – Dr. Lisa A. Hollis-Sawyer.

    Dr. Lisa A. Hollis-Sawyeris an Associate Professor in the Psychology department, a Women and Gender Studies core faculty member, and th..


  • Kathy Black and Dr. Kathryn Hyer - Winners of the International Award for Excellence for The International Journal of Aging and Society, Volume 6

    The Aging & Society Research Network is pleased to announce the selection of “From Aging in Community to Age-friendly Community: Translating Applied Research into Practice,” Kathy Black and Dr. Kathryn Hyer, as the winner of the International Aw..


  • Health Care For Seniors Often Goes Beyond Their Desires

    NPR | Article Link | by Michelle Andrews

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    As people get older, their health care goals may shift from living as long as possible to maintaining a good quality of life: quality over quantity.

    In many cases, the medical..


  • Aging Workers, Slowing Productivity: China’s Changing Demographics

    The Wall Street Journal | Article Link | by Laurie Burkitt

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    China is aging and urbanizing. Its productivity rate is slowing and it still favors males. That’s all according to new data from China’s National Bureau of..


  • Some Surprisingly Good News About Retirement--Sort Of

    Forbes | Article Link | by Janet Novack

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    The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College isn’t usually the place to go for retirement happy talk.  Its National Retirement Risk Index classifies 52% of working age..


  • In rapidly aging Japan, dying is big business

    The Washington Post | Article Link | by Anna Fifield 

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    TOKYO — In Japan, death is an opportunity for growth. Business growth, that is.

    In a country with many more deaths than births each year, Japanese companies are..


  • What Alzheimer’s Feels Like from the Inside

    Nautilus | Article Link | by Greg O'Brien

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    I was up again at 4 a.m. the other night, one of five nocturnal ramblings in the early morning, the new me. No sleep. Picking my way in the dark, familiar territory of a home..


  • Second language linked to better brain function after stroke

    Reuters | Article Link | by Kathryn Doyle

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    People who speak two languages are twice as likely as those who only speak one to regain normal cognitive function after a stroke, according to a new study.

    In recent year..


  • Major Stress Helps You Weather Smaller Stress

    Time | Article Link | by Alexandra Sifferlin

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    In the new study, published in the Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, researchers from North Carolina State University studied 45 adults between the ages of 6..


  • Ageing research: Blood to blood

    Nature | Article Link | by Megan Scudellari

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    Two mice perch side by side, nibbling a food pellet. As one turns to the left, it becomes clear that food is not all that they share — their front and back legs have been ci..