Global Population Ageing: Peril or Promise?
A newly released book by the the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Ageing examines global aging in both developed and developing countries, and the dramatic ways in which it affects societies and economies. Authors include Jack Rowe, Chairman of the Center on Longevity's External Advisory Council, and Visiting Scholar during the Winter 2012 term. Read more >>>
The Resolution of a Lifetime
In less than one century, life expectancy has increased by an average of 30 years in developed regions of the world. Quite suddenly, there are more people living longer in the world than ever before in human history and they are accounting for an increasingly greater percentage of the world population. Improved longevity is, at once, among the most remarkable achievements in all of human history and one of our greatest challenges. In this AARP op-ed, Center on Longevity Director Laura Cartsensen examines how these added years can be a gift or a burden to humanity depending upon how they are used.
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You're Looking At Me Like I Live Here And I Don't
In this film directed by Scott Kirschenbaum, a woman in the middle stages of Alzheimer’s disease seeks acceptance among fellow residents at the Traditions Alzheimer’s & Other Dementia Care Unit as she fights against the forces of a past she cannot remember, wandering day after day on a soul-searching odyssey through her Alzheimer’s care unit. Confined by the limits of her physical boundaries, she scavenges for reminders of her old identity in the outside world. The Center on Longevity will sponsor a screening of this film followed by a panel discussion on February 16. Read more >>>