The Rise Of Gray Divorce In Today’s World

Gray divorce is a worldwide phenomenon, yet many individuals have never heard of it. When someone over the age of 50 gets divorced, it is known as Gray divorce. Recent data shows that among U.S. adults ages 50 and older, the divorce rate has roughly doubled since the 1990s. The impact of gray divorce affects not only the individual but the family system as well. … Continue reading The Rise Of Gray Divorce In Today’s World

Aging In America: The Latinx Perspective

On episode nine of the LatinX Point of View Podcast hosts Gina Esquivel and Leo Scarpati discuss “Aging in America.” Gina and Leo discuss the overall issue of getting older in the United States and some of the challenges that come with aging. They share a LatinX Point of View on demographic shifts, living longer, cultural values, and quality of life choices. Common themes that … Continue reading Aging In America: The Latinx Perspective

Social and Financial Costs of Millennial Dementia Caregivers

A report by the Center for Healthcare Innovation. Abstract With the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease expected to impact 16 million individuals by 2050, younger generations will increasingly assume caregiving responsibilities. More than a third of today’s caregivers are employed full-time. As millennials take on informal caregiving responsibilities, public and workplace policies must consider financial assistance or other support (e.g., family leave or allocated time off). … Continue reading Social and Financial Costs of Millennial Dementia Caregivers

What can a simple fruit fly teach us about ageing?

A recent study could lead to interventions that extend human lifespan and improve health in our later years. Based on new evidence regarding a DNA-based theory of ageing, this field aims to attenuate diseases of ageing such as cancer, hypertension and Alzheimer’s disease. Ageing research dates back many years, but thanks to scientists at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging the field has become more widely … Continue reading What can a simple fruit fly teach us about ageing?

Addiction in Older Adults: Prevalence, Effects and Solutions

Is an addict a teenager using heroin? Or a young adult drinking excessive amounts of alcohol? Recent studies challenge these assumptions. 20 to 30 percent of adults between 75 and 85 years of age have had problems with alcohol consumption, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration also found that 3.6 percent of 60- … Continue reading Addiction in Older Adults: Prevalence, Effects and Solutions

Menopausal Experiences Among Major Ethnic Groups in the U.S.

The world’s population is rapidly aging and women make up the majority of seniors in every country due to their higher life expectancy. There will be over 60 million peri- and post-menopausal women in the United States by 2030 and about 1.2 billion throughout the world. Menopause Experiences in the United States In the U.S., menopause often begins at the age of 51 with most … Continue reading Menopausal Experiences Among Major Ethnic Groups in the U.S.