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  • Are Centenarians Different - or Just Lucky?

    By Jean-Marc Fix, FSA, MAAA | May 10, 2019 | English

    Centenarians are rare, but they are among the fastest growing population segments in the U.S. and throughout the developed world - and what is rare is special. But why are they special? Unfortunately, we humans are better at rationalizing than at rational...

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  • Seniors in the Workforce

    By Jean-Marc Fix, FSA, MAAA | Mar 06, 2019 | English

    The bane of the writer is the trite cliché, and yet I cannot avoid the temptation: “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” strongly comes to my mind as I think about seniors in the workforce. As boomers, we are almost certainly living longer than...

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  • Alzheimer’s - Is Early Detection Becoming a Reality?

    By Sabrina Link | Feb 14, 2019 | English

    For a long time, Alzheimer’s could only be definitively diagnosed after a patient’s death based on neuropathological findings in the brain. Positron emission tomography (PET) scanning and spinal fluid technologies can improve on purely clinical diagnosis,...

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  • Technology and Aging - Friend or Foe?

    By Jean-Marc Fix | Feb 05, 2019 | English

    In order to anticipate the future, it is important to know the past and how we arrived at today. But Yogi Berra would surely approve when I say that most important of all is to also know the future. It is true that I, no more than you, can’t precisely...

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