- Aging Resources Directory (MIT Agelab)
Provides hundreds of online resources in an alphabetic directory. 2-04
- National Council on Aging
Organizations and professionals dedicated to promoting the dignity, self-determination, and well being of seniors.
- -10-14-07 Seniors Keep Romance Alive (CBS News)
"Lead author Dr. Stacy Tessler Lindau, an assistant professor of geriatrics, as well as obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Chicago Medical School, says that sexuality is an essential component of life, no matter what age a person is." 10-07
- Administration on Aging (AOA.gov)
Provides information on programs offered by the AOA. 10-09
- Aging (Wikipedia.org)
"Ageing or aging is the process of systems' deterioration with time. This article focuses on the social, cognitive, cultural, and economic effects of ageing."
"Drug companies are currently searching for ways to mimic the lifespan-extending affects of caloric restriction without having to severely reduce food consumption, and with respect to cellular senescence, it has been shown that individual cells can be immortalized by the introduction of an additional gene for telomerase." 04-07
- Boomers: Sex and Rocky Times (CNN News)
"Boomers are less healthy and heavier than their parents were at their age. And they pop far more pills than the previous generation; an average 50-year-old man takes four prescription medications daily, according to AARP." 05-11
- Budget Deficit and the Aging Population (USA Today)
"When deficits started taking off 20 years ago, the retirement of the baby boom generation was just a distant worry. Now, as the nation faces years of red ink, including at least a $400 billion shortfall in 2003 alone, the graying population is a fast-approaching reality that will put unprecedented strains on Medicare, Social Security and the economy starting around 2010."
"While recent advances in productivity are expected to help the nation cope with the bulge in retirees, the reduced workforce, possible slowing of immigration and huge new fiscal burdens mean that, unlike the 1990s, the nation could have a tougher time growing out of new budget problems, economists say."
"At the same time, by locking in years of deficits, lawmakers and the White House are reducing national savings and putting upward pressure on interest rates. That could limit their flexibility to increase taxes, issue bonds or take other steps to reform the massive health and retirement programs — while forcing deeper benefit cuts." 2-04
- Fertility and the Aging of Men (ABC News)
"Doctors tend to agree that Down syndrome isn't attributable to older men; however, as men age, their sperm can more often inaccurately transcribe a chromosome's letters, resulting in dwarfism, which occurs about one in every 25,000 births." 06-06
- Foods for Better Sexual Health (MSNBC News)
"Which foods pack the most punch: Many foods high in good-for-you omega 3s are also high in L-Arginine, such as free-range game, seafood, walnuts, and sesame seeds. Plus, omega 3s help your body better absorb L-Arginine, according to a study in Nutrition & Metabolism." 02-11
- Older People Don't See Themselves as "Old" (USA Today)
"If you've been telling yourself you're not old yet, you fit right in."
"No matter what their chronological age, most people say that they aren't yet 'old' — and that they feel younger than their birthday count, according to a new nationally representative survey of almost 3,000 adults by the Pew Research Center." 06-09
- Strenuous Exercise May Protect the Brain (USA Today)
"New research presented Wednesday in the journal Neurology says the MRIs of people who exercised at higher levels were significantly less likely to show silent brain infarcts — caused by blocked arteries that interrupt blood flow and are markers for strokes — than people who exercised lightly."
"Until now, studies have shown exercise helps lower blood pressure, bad cholesterol and insulin levels, all risk factors for strokes causing brain damage. Treating those conditions is helpful, but often brain damage from multiple infarctions is not reversible." 05-11