These are the stories of the people who have shaped the world wide web, and those who are defining its future. A lot of the time, they blatantly signal the other -ness of their intended user. These products can range from embarrassing to insulting. Still, older adults can benefit from buying some of these aids, especially those that allow them to age in place instead of forcing them to live with family members or in an assisted living facility. Starting around age 30, everyone experiences a gradual cognitive slowdown , which may impair our ability to learn new tasks, names, and faces.
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Those ages 50 and older in the U. As these boomers age, they want to do so actively, gracefully and independently. Technology is being viewed as the big disruptor that will allow them to achieve those goals. And that's presenting a huge opportunity for entrepreneurs developing these types of products. The broader demographic trends will fuel large growth of these types of companies in the coming years, says Jake Nice, a principal in Nationwide Ventures.
Old age refers to ages nearing or surpassing the life expectancy of human beings, and is thus the end of the human life cycle. Terms and euphemisms include old people , the elderly worldwide usage , seniors American usage , senior citizens British and American usages , older adults in the social sciences  , and the elders in many cultures—including the cultures of aboriginal people. Old people often have limited regenerative abilities and are more susceptible to disease, syndromes, injuries and sickness than younger adults. The organic process of ageing is called senescence ,  the medical study of the aging process is called gerontology ,  and the study of diseases that afflict the elderly is called geriatrics. Old age is not a definite biological stage, as the chronological age denoted as "old age" varies culturally and historically.
March 21, Mike Gamble said…. Why is everyone so fixated on the need to label us?