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The Takeaway

Love, Sex and Alzheimer's: The Question of Consent

Friday, April 24, 2015

An Iowa man this week was found not guilty of sexually abusing his wife, whom nursing home staff members said was cognitively unable to give consent. How are these cases to be handled?

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The Takeaway

Scientists Close In on Alzheimer's Cure

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Researchers at Duke University blocked the progression of memory loss in mice, and they hope to do the same for humans. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The World Envies Our Wrinkles

Friday, March 27, 2015

As we think about growing old in a youth-obsessed society, writer Anne Karpf says it's actually a privilege to age, and many people around the world would be glad to have our longevity.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Why People Get Happier in Old Age

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Life gets better for people in their 60s and 70, according to lots of recent studies. Why? Geriatric psychiatrist Dilip Jeste says people often become wiser with age.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

It's Never Too Late to Dance

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Renowned choreographer Bill T. Jones stopped dancing in his 50s - and recently, did something radical. He created a dance based on John Cage's ideas about chance and randomness. He felt compelled to reinvent his career at this stage of his life.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Aging Artfully

Friday, March 20, 2015

Worried about getting old?  Amy Gorman was, so she went looking for inspiration among old women - some who were over 100.  

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 404: Taking Care

Friday, December 12, 2014

Miguel Alvarez (L) and Maurice Rowland (R) remember caring for residents at an assisted living home, where they were a janitor and a cook, when it closed suddenly, leaving many elderly residents abandoned.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Youth-Obsessed

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Robert Harrison, author of Juvenescence: A Cultural History of Our Age (University Of Chicago Press, 2014), talks about our youth-obsessed age.

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New Tech City

Video Games Meet Middle Age Emotions

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Less blood and guts, more heart and soul. The first generation of video gamers are facing middle age with no plans to put down the controller. So the games are growing up too. 

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The Takeaway

Parents Can Now Choose to Have a Child Without Alzheimer's

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Under a new procedure, doctors can prevent a woman with a family history of early onset Alzheimer's from passing on to her child any chromosomes that carry the disease.

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The Takeaway

Why The Golden Years Are Now Our Best

Thursday, October 09, 2014

78.8 is the newest, and highest, year of life expectancy for Americans to date. But cabaret singer Marilyn Maye has surpassed that number, and at age 86, she is still singing strong.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Getting Faster and Older

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

A book explores whether you can become a faster runner even after 50.

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Studio 360

The Real Have-Beens of Hollywood

Friday, October 03, 2014

Half a dozen of this fall’s most promising films star actors playing washed-up versions of themselves. Why? 

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Dead, Dead, Dead at 75 Edition

Friday, September 26, 2014

Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder, the bombing campaign against ISIS, and Ezekiel Emanuel's Atlantic piece, "Why I Hope to Die at 75."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

What Happens When We All Live to 100

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Advances in longevity research are postponing nature's plans for us. What will it mean for our politics, economy and healthcare when living to 100 is the new normal?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Family Meeting on Retirement: Plans, History and Money

Monday, September 01, 2014

Do you crave or dread hanging up your hat at the end of a long career? Advice from the experts - and you - about making the most of your golden years.

Death, Sex & Money

I Love You, But There's This Money Thing...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

We like to think of our romantic lives as pure and unbothered by cold hard business. But that stuff — the prenup-signing, health care-paying, joint checking account-opening side of relationships — is a big deal that a lot of us worry about. We asked for your stories, and you sent us some doozies.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Are You Ready for Retirement?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Do you crave or dread hanging up your hat at the end of a long career? Advice from the experts - and you - about making the most of your golden years.

Death, Sex & Money

Jane Fonda Acts and Ages with Lily Tomlin

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

WNYC

Jane Fonda is reuniting with her 9-to-5 co-star Lily Tomlin in Grace and Frankie, a new Netflix series out next summer. She says it's a return to form for the pair, who along with Dolly Parton, brought women often overlooked by society to center stage in their classic 1980 comedy. 

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Features

Preview: What Death and Divorce Taught Jane Fonda

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

WNYC

Her mother committed suicide when she was 12 years old, and in this preview of next week's episode, Jane Fonda says it took fifty years and three marriages and divorces before she finally felt whole.

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