News tagged with older adults

Older adults don't speak 'robot,' study finds

(Phys.org) —In order to effectively program robots that ultimately could be used to aid seniors, researchers at the University of Notre Dame and University of Missouri studied the type of language older adults used when ...

dateJul 16, 2013 in Robotics
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More baby boomers opting to cohabit, not marry

(HealthDay)—Baby Boomers are in the mood for shacking up, and not just for a little while: The percentage of older Americans who are living together has skyrocketed in recent years, and new research finds that those who ...

dateAug 31, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Computers provide connections for older adults

The rapid evolution of computers makes it challenging for computer savvy users to keep up, but what about older Americans? How useful are computers to the aging population? As the rate of technology change accelerates, there ...

dateSep 21, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Fuzzy math in health law formula

(AP) -- Older adults of the same age and income with similar medical histories would pay sharply different amounts for private health insurance due to what appears to be an unintended consequence of the new health care law.

dateJun 30, 2011 in Health
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