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Global report on aging

Learn about the challenges of meeting the needs of the aging demographic, together with recommendations for three core areas where the intersection of mobile devices and cognitive computing could have the greatest impact on the essential concerns of older adults.

By preventing fraud and abuse, providing greater social connectivity, and improving access to vital information and services, we can empower seniors to live longer, healthier and more independent lives.

Understanding the diverse goals of adults in later life, imaging alternative ways to meet those goals, and building technologies that create access — these are all exciting opportunities for the future.

Jan E. Mutchler, PhD, Professor of Gerontology and Director, Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Key concerns of aging


of people worry most about losing their memory and from suffering from dementia as they get older


of people believe discussing assisted/long term care is the most difficult conversation to have with parents

1 in 3

people believe that smart homes and the Internet of Things will help manage the aging process the most

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