Bringing generations together to find innovative solutions

This report was prepared by the Age-Friendly Innovation Center Background The number and percentage of older adults continues to grow exponentially in the United States and across the globe (US Census Bureau, 2018). Despite common misconceptions, adults 60 and older are integrating technology into their lives at high rates (Pew Research Center, 2017). Recognizing that … More Bringing generations together to find innovative solutions

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 … More 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 … More What can a simple fruit fly teach us about ageing?