The Global AgeWatch Index: A Tool for Measuring Quality of Care

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On October 1, HelpAge International launched the Global AgeWatch Index, which “ranks countries by how well their ageing populations are faring.” According to, four ...

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Grandmothers Making a Difference in the World

There’s a movement underfoot, and it’s one that all of us can support: “Grandmother Power.”

Earlier this week in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon exhibit opened, and it runs through February 2, 2014. At the helm ...

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New Tool Reports on Aging Issues from Australia to Zimbabwe

In the US, we hear most often about the needs of seniors in the US alone. Although the needs of our country’s seniors are great (hunger, dementia, elder abuse), what about the aging population around the world?

Enter Global ...

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Alzheimer’s Advocates Raising Awareness Around the World Today

In workplaces, senior living communities, churches, homes, businesses, and neighborhoods far and wide, people of all ages and from all walks of life are wearing purple today. Some wear it in memory of a person they’ve lost, or in ...

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Senior Care Around the World: Grandparents Are Primary Caregivers

Around the world, grandparents “repair toilets, paint houses and change nappies” while their children pursue their careers. That’s what Ian Linden, a professor and policy director for the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, says in a recent post for HelpAge ...

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Senior Care Around the World: UK’s Bangladeshi and Pakistani Elders

Immediate family members, women especially, will provide the majority of care for Bangladeshi and Pakistani elders living in the United Kingdom, says this new article from Medical News Today. The proportion of seniors in these communities will increase significantly over ...

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Senior Care Around the World: India Breaks with Tradition

The major demographic shift that is molding senior living communities of the future is happening outside the United States too. Increased longevity, aging boomers, and the continual breakdown of the traditional nuclear family: although the economy has forced many families ...

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