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Time to Act: Coming Together to Solve the Women’s Alzheimer’s Crisis

  • By: Maria Shriver and Sarah Lenz Lock
  • September 01, 2020

"For too long, women have borne a disproportionate share of the burden associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia—the latter being a more general term that covers a range of conditions that impair memory and other basic thinking skills people need to live independently. "

Year of the Nurse and Midwife: AARP and WHO

  • By: Susan Reinhard
  • September 01, 2020

"Never has the health of the world depended so much on the power of nursing."

Age of Data - Where's Ageing?

  • By: Alex Mihnovits
  • January 23, 2019

The Insights report finds that there are gaps in relation to evidence on health and ageing of the current cohorts of older men and women.

Doctor’s Orders: Life’s Healthier with Travel and Play Breaks

  • By: Erwin Tan
  • January 23, 2019

At AARP, we believe that play — in the form of sports, hobbies or daily walks, or travel in the form of vacations and long weekends — has tremendous potential to support a vibrant and healthy life. 

Growing Older in Cities: Addressing the Twin Challenges of Ageing and Urbanization

  • By: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Alana Officer
  • January 23, 2019

For the first time in history, most people can expect to live to age 60 or beyond, although major inequalities in life expectancy persist both across and within countries.

Social Protection for Older Women

  • By: Isabel Ortiz and Florian Juergens
  • January 23, 2019

"While women’s disadvantage in older age is mainly a result of discrimination throughout the life-course, the design of gender-sensitive pension systems is essential.”

AARP Newsmaker Interview with Dr. Mary Ann Tsao

  • By: Mary Ann Tsao
  • January 23, 2018

"Another issue is that older people in Singapore frequently do not seek care, and may not accept care even when offered. Being part of the community and having social capital in the neighborhood helps reluctant elders accept services more easily. "

Aging and the Sustainable Development Goals — SDG3 Universal Health Coverage and Human Resources for Health

  • By: Justin Derbyshire
  • January 23, 2018

The third SDG is to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for people of all ages. In the context of rapid population aging, the focus on all ages is significant, as it is a welcome lever with which to focus policy makers’ attention on the need to adapt health systems to meet the needs of older constituents now and in the future.

An Interview with Sōichirō Takashima

  • By: Sōichirō Takashima
  • January 23, 2018

"...we were the first city in Japan that started providing free Wi-Fi in the subway and at all of our tourist destinations in Fukuoka. We have also been able to launch various efforts based on numbers and data, including the application of big data. These are the technologies that will allow us to create a sustainable society that can handle the aging population efficiently. "

Foresight in an Aging World

  • By: Claire Casey and Bradley Schurman
  • January 23, 2018

"Foresight into the pace and shape of this transformation allows for a much needed rethink of the role of adults in our communities and economies, with the recognition that a healthier, more productive and engaged population is essential to building a prosperous and sustainable future."

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