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Aug 20, 2014 09:00 AM ET // AFP
The recognition means Japan is now home to the world's oldest man and woman, with 116-year-old Misao Okawa of Osaka taking the female honors.
Sep 3, 2013 02:36 PM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
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Apr 17, 2012 11:06 AM ET // Alexander Davies
If you look forward to a quiet retirement, you don't have much in common with Diane Pieknik. The Michigan woman had no interest in the non-contact sports usually reserved for older folks, opting instead to give something new a try: hockey. Pieknik joined a team of women 18 and older, and on her fir...
Apr 19, 2012 03:57 PM ET // Alexander Davies
Age, it seems, is no longer a relevant measurement of what a person can or cannot do. We've covered the 65-year-old woman who started playing hockey after her retirement and the 22-month-old toddler who climbs like a squirrel. Now, as everyone gears up for the 2012 Olympics, there's word (and video...
Oct 4, 2011 05:56 PM ET // Alexander Davies
Research has shown that social contact and communication with others can be a major force in reducing the impact of dementia. Now, Norwegian research scientists are taking that knowledge to its logical, 21st century conclusion: social media can help the elderly. Platforms such as Facebook and Twitt...
Jul 6, 2010 04:16 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
Contrary to popular belief, simply being old does not make a person more vulnerable to scams.