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Older Workers Dying on the Job at a Higher Rate

35% of fatal accidents involved a worker over 55

(Newser) - Older people are dying on the job at a higher rate than workers overall, even as the rate of workplace fatalities decreases, according to an AP analysis of federal statistics. It's a trend that's particularly alarming as baby boomers reject the traditional retirement age of 65 and keep... More »

Age 55 to 64? Past 3 Years Haven't Been Kind

Median income has plunged 9.7% since 2009 for those in age group

(Newser) - The recovery from the economic crisis officially began in 2009, but many Americans ages 55 to 64 may have a tough time using the word "recovered." That age group has been hit hardest of all, with the median household income dropping 9.7% over the past three years... More »

Could Sleep Apnea Cause Dementia?

Study links sleep disorder to cognitive degeneration in older women

(Newser) - Sleep apnea disrupts the sleep of 10% to 20% of middle-aged and older adults—and the damage may not end there. Older women who suffer from the condition are twice as likely to face memory decline and other symptoms of dementia, according to a new study that followed 289 women... More »

Over-50 Jobless May Be Out of Work for Good

Younger workers likely to get rehired first

(Newser) - A lot of unemployed Americans over 50 are getting the unhappy sense that they may as well kiss the workforce goodbye—nobody is going to hire them again. Blame the fact that the recovery is so sluggish. At the current rate it will take as long as 8 years for... More »

A Couple Drinks Daily May Prevent Dementia: Study

Moderate drinkers developed dementia less often than teetotalers

(Newser) - Moderate drinking may prevent the onset of dementia, MedPage Today reports. A study found that adults aged 75 and over who had one or two drinks daily were 37% less likely to develop dementia. Across the study’s 6-year window, adults who drank more than two drinks a day were... More »

States, Congress Mull 'Silver Alert' for Missing Elderly

(Newser) - States across the US are moving to create procedures that would alert the public about older people in the grips of dementia who’ve gone missing, the AP reports. The so-called “Silver Alert” system has already been taken up by 15 states, and the House has approved a national... More »

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