AGNES – the suit that makes you feel 75 years old


AGNES, a suit to emulate old age.

I am sure you have heard of the fat suit and pregnancy suit.  Now meet AGNES – the old person suit.

AGNES stands forAge Gain Now Empathy System” and was designed by researchers at MIT’s AgeLab to emulate what it feels like — physically — to be 75 years old with arthritis and diabetes.

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Researchers Discover Gene Pattern That Predicts Who Will Live the Longest

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Researchers discover the possibility of predicting who might live longer.

Researchers have found a pattern of genes that predicts with more accuracy than ever before who might live to be 100 or older — even if they have other genes linked with disease.


Australian Retirement Village Is Exclusively for Cats

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Such a fine place for old pussies to hang out!
Homeleigh retirement village is a perfect place to spend the twilight years, with staff to clean and cook, a garden and immaculate quarters. But forget about signing up – unless you are a cat.

Inside a fully functional house next to Keysborough Animal Shelter in outer Melbourne, the only residents are twelve aged felines.

A shelter staff member visits every morning and night to feed the moggies and human visitors pop in to spend a few hours.


Perception Versus Reality of Growing Old In America

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Getting old isn’t nearly as bad as people think it will be. Nor is it quite as good.

On aspects of everyday life ranging from mental acuity to physical dexterity to sexual activity to financial security, a new Pew Research Center Social & Demographic Trends survey on aging among a nationally representative sample of 2,969 adults finds a sizable gap between the expectations that young and middle-aged adults have about old age and the actual experiences reported by older Americans themselves.


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Money May Not Buy Happiness But It Does Get You A Longer, Healthier Life

Money May Not Buy Happiness But It Get You A Longer, Healthier Life

The moneyed and those who retire early are likely to live longer, happier lives 

It may not guarantee happiness, but money, it seems, is the key to a long and healthy old age. 

Those who are poorer and less well educated die earlier and develop illness sooner than the better off and well-qualified, a Government-backed study said yesterday.

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Henry The Reptile To Become A Father At 111


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A sex romp early this year of Henry, a century-old tuatara from Invercargill, has resulted in his lover Mildred laying 12 eggs. Henry, a resident at Southland Museum since 1970, finally proved his manhood at 111 years old.

He had never shown an interest in mating until he was caught getting intimate with the much younger Mildred, aged between 70 and 80.
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