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Providing learning opportunities for the elderly

The U.S. population is aging. By 2050, the number of people aged 65 and older is expected to grow to almost 90 million. Encouraging mental exercise and learning late into life can help keep the mind young even as the body grows older.
90M
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$ 1.8T
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Learning later on in life can boost confidence, give the elderly a more positive outlook on life, and delay the onset of dementia. Mentally stimulating patients in retirement homes or long term care shouldn't be an afterthought. Offering educational resources can help keep the mind young.

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Audiovisual Learning for the Fourth Age (L4A) provides learning opportunities for older people receiving care, in their own homes, in care homes or in nursing homes in the UK.

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