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BMW recently opened a factory for aging workers in southern Germany. Reuters

Keeping mature-age workers on the job

Employers who cater for their ageing workforce will get better staff productivity and engagement levels
People in Canada and around the world are living longer thanks to public health and modern medicine. It’s time to treat aging as an asset, not a process of decline. (Shutterstock)

It’s time to treat aging as an asset, not a burden

The population is aging in Canada and around the world. It's time to focus our attentions on optimal aging instead of grimly tallying the burdens of growing old.
Financial abuse of the elderly is shockingly common in Australia and most often occurs within families. aap

How can we prevent financial abuse of the elderly?

The federal governments efforts to tackle the financial abuse of elders is to be welcomed - but will banks be properly empowered to act?
Robots can also lend a hand of sorts. Photographee.eu/Shutterstock.com

How robots could help bridge the elder-care gap

Robots have the potential to help support a growing population that wants to age in their own homes. But those helpful machines won't be the humanoid butlers of science fiction.
Bone is a dynamic tissue that is continually broken down and reformed throughout life. from shutterstock.com

Both men and women need strong bones, but their skeletons grow differently across ages

Fracture risk is higher in older women than men, but in adolescence the reverse is true. These differences mean our approach to managing bone health for men and women changes across the ages.
The benefits of healthy older people taking statins to prevent heart disease and stroke needs to be balanced with the risk of side effects. from www.shutterstock.com

How old is too old for cholesterol lowering medications?

An Australian trial will give us a clearer picture of whether healthy old people benefit from taking statins to prevent heart disease and stroke.

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