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The economic value of caring for your elderly parents

Dec 5, 2013
The Gross Domestic Product doesn’t count volunteer work at all, and that includes unpaid care-giving for a sick loved one. But with such high costs for elderly home care, there’s often no alternative, as Marketplace’s Chris Farrell says.
Posted In: aging, elderly care

Google announces new biotech company that will study human aging

Sep 19, 2013
The tech giant aims to study the biology behind the process of aging.
Posted In: Tech, Google, biotech, aging, Health, biology

How to talk about money with aging parents

Aug 16, 2013
Sorting out your financial relationship with your parents can be more crucial than you think.
Posted In: aging, elderly, parents

New technology helps Swedish care for elderly

Dec 25, 2012
Sweden has taken giant steps when it comes to heath care. With one of the oldest populations and highest life expectancies in the world, the Scandinavian nation is using new medical technology to care for its aging citizens.
Posted In: Sweden, aging, elderly care

The high costs of looking good as you age

Oct 19, 2012
Appearing to look better than others in your age group could be seen as a blessing or a very expensive curse.
Posted In: aging, baby boomers

What an aging workforce means for the economy

Sep 28, 2012
It seems like there's a new warning every week about our aging population and what it means for government entitlement programs, among other things. Marketplace's Chris Farrell is here to separate fact from fiction.
Posted In: aging, workplace

FDA warns on anti-aging claims of cosmetics

Sep 13, 2012
Anti-aging creams are a growing share of the cosmetics market, but the FDA warns that if companies claim pharmaceutical benefits from their products, the FDA will review them as drugs.
Posted In: aging, makeup, cosmetics, L'Oreal

Drinking and divorce among the baby boomers

Jul 13, 2012
More long-term marriages are breaking up and a wine habit may benefit older women's bones.
Posted In: senior citizen, drinking, osteoporosis, Health, aging, divorce

Homes and the demographics of aging

Apr 5, 2012
Housing an Aging Population: Are We Prepared?
Posted In: Housing, rental, aging, baby boomers, low-income

More bad news on retirement

Feb 23, 2012
A substantial fraction of people die with virtually no financial assets -- 46.1 percent with less than $10,000.
Posted In: Retirement, retirement savings, aging, Social Security

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