CalmiGo

London addresses the 100 year life. Get ready!

Latest articles

Billionaire donates $220m for peak performance research

Salk Institute, UC San Diego and Stanford given $220 million by Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance to research molecular underpinnings of peak human performance. A Salk...

Longevity senotherapeutics report: Insilico Medicine

Insilico – on a mission to accelerate senescence drug discovery and development by continuously inventing and deploying new AI technologies. Over the coming weeks, we...

Product review: Bearaby weighted blanket

Bearaby weighted blankets are on a mission to provide you with deep sleep, peace of mind and a joyful feeling.   GO LONG    GO SHORT ...

Aging well: the new human imperative

Prof Andrew Scott touts the importance of compressing morbidity and aging well to realise multi-trillion dollar benefit of increasing life expectancy. Earlier this year, we...

Most read

New NAD+ boosting longevity supplement hits the market

Elevant Prime dietary supplement contains a “high purity” form of NMN that has completed safety and toxicology testing. New York based health and wellness brand...

David Sinclair to co-chair $200 million biotech SPAC

Christian Angermayer's Frontier Acquisition Corp. holds significant longevity interest with David Sinclair and Peter Attia as Co-Chairs of the Board. Frontier Acquisition Corporation, a special...

Tree of Longevity – understanding how supplements work

Pathways? Hallmarks? Biomarkers? Understanding the longevity supplements lingo can help you make better choices for your healthspan. Longevity supplements differ from other 'generic supplements' as...
Seno

Editor's picks

Billionaire donates $220m for peak performance research

Salk Institute, UC San Diego and Stanford given $220 million by Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance to research molecular underpinnings of peak human performance. A Salk...

Longevity senotherapeutics report: Insilico Medicine

Insilico – on a mission to accelerate senescence drug discovery and development by continuously inventing and deploying new AI technologies. Over the coming weeks, we...

Product review: Bearaby weighted blanket

Bearaby weighted blankets are on a mission to provide you with deep sleep, peace of mind and a joyful feeling.   GO LONG    GO SHORT ...
CalmiGo

Click the globe for translations.

Key summit: Increased global Longevity is a “problem of success”.

Today, as part of Longevity Week London 2019, we attended the International Longevity Policy and Governance Summit at Kings College London – hosted by Tina Woods and Eric Kihlstrom of LongevityUK, and Dmitry Kaminskiy of Aging Analytics Agency. National government support is key to providing the optimum economic environment for Longevity innovation and investment. Experts from the UK, USA, Israel and Japan shared their insights.

A big question we’re asked regularly is, “Why should we have people live longer when we have so many demographic, financial and environmental challenges?” Conference attendees from across the aging and longevity ecosystem got the answer.

Kaminskiy shared data from Aging Analytics Agency’s report Global Longevity Governance Landscape: 50 Countries Big Data Comparative Analysis of Longevity Progressiveness’ – an overview of 50 countries and their gap between life expectancy (lifespan) and healthy life expectancy (healthspan). The report was produced to help policy makers and businesses formulate practical country-specific policy recommendations on how to optimise their national health Longevity. We covered the agency’s recent USA-specific report last month.

Dmitry Kaminskiy of Aging Analytics Agency
Dmitry Kaminskiy of Aging Analytics Agency

The report notes that today’s increased global Longevity is a “problem of success”, in which the rise in global life expectancy seen in the last several decades has not been accompanied by a commensurate extension in health. As a result, increased global Longevity is producing a global aging demographic, an impending crisis frequently referred to as the “Silver Tsunami”. In order to float rather than sink, this requires altering the nature of aging entirely by compressing the period of financial and social inactivity in the final years of life.

The decrease in the labour force due to an increase in the elderly population and a decrease in the fertility rate is a trend that will translate into lower economic growth. Long-term problems in the developed world, caused by an increase in the age dependency ratio, could be alleviated by increasing the labour force participation of the elderly.

Japan is the number one aging society, and Mr Otani Soshi Deputy, Director of the Healthcare Industries Division, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan commented, “We need to redesign the system. If we allowed citizens to work an extra 10 years between the ages of 65 and 75 we could rebalance the social security system to what it was 15 years ago.”

Julia Randell-Khan, of the Stanford Center on Longevity, presented on her organisation’s work in developing The New Map of Life. The goal of the initiative is to envision, and begin to build, a society that supports people to live satisfying, engaged and financially secure lives for 100 years.

Randell-Khan commented, “We don’t see long life being a problem, but we have economic systems that are based on life being half as long. This is why we have created this five-year initiative around redesigning for an extra 30 years of life. People need the answers to questions like, ‘How am I going to afford to retire and how am I going to survive dementia?’ The multi-stage lives that we are now all living means that we need a sense of belonging, sense and worth.” 

Editor-in-Chief speaks with Sergey Young Of Longevity Vision Fund
Longevity.Technology’s Editor-in-Chief speaks with Sergey Young of the Longevity Vision Fund

Mike Mansfield, Program Director at Aegon’s Center for Longevity and Retirement, shared the results of recent research that his organisation conducted into peoples’ attitudes on retirement and Longevity, commenting, “Only a third of American workers felt they were very, or extremely comfortable, that they could afford to retire comfortably. Reforms are urgently needed and we need to empower people to take control of their financial futures.”

Mansfield went on to identify the five key points of guidance to help people prepare for their own Longevity:

  1. Start saving early and save habitually for retirement: become a ‘habitual saver’;
  2. Write down a retirement strategy to formalise your plans and plan for retirement;
  3. Have a back-up plan because some people leave the workforce when they aren’t financially ready to do so;
  4. Adopt a healthy lifestyle as this is as important as a financial back-up plan so that you can phase out of work;
  5. Become financially literate as it’s very important for people to understand their finances.

Wise words for anyone contemplating the 100 year life. 

Longevity Week London 2019 continues and we’ll be reporting from the various conferences during this week. Stay tuned.

Image credit: Carla Heyworth
Phil Newman
Editor-in-Chief Phil is Editor-in-Chief Longevity.Technology and founder of First Longevity which brings together international investors and Longevity start-ups.

In his career, Phil has held c-level management positions; applying his marketing and business development expertise into these tech sectors: Longevity; IoT; AI; Medical Devices; Biopharma; 3D Manufacturing; Smartgrid and Sustainability.
CalmiGo

Most popular

New NAD+ boosting longevity supplement hits the market

Elevant Prime dietary supplement contains a “high purity” form of NMN that has completed safety and toxicology testing. New York based health and wellness brand...

David Sinclair to co-chair $200 million biotech SPAC

Christian Angermayer's Frontier Acquisition Corp. holds significant longevity interest with David Sinclair and Peter Attia as Co-Chairs of the Board. Frontier Acquisition Corporation, a special...

Tree of Longevity – understanding how supplements work

Pathways? Hallmarks? Biomarkers? Understanding the longevity supplements lingo can help you make better choices for your healthspan. Longevity supplements differ from other 'generic supplements' as...

Spermidine: the mind-enhancing supplement

Scientists are finding that a high intake of dietary spermidine could slow down (or reverse) the brain aging process. Memory loss and slower brain function...
Seno

Related articles

Billionaire donates $220m for peak performance research

Salk Institute, UC San Diego and Stanford given $220 million by Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance to research molecular underpinnings of peak human performance. A Salk...

Aging well: the new human imperative

Prof Andrew Scott touts the importance of compressing morbidity and aging well to realise multi-trillion dollar benefit of increasing life expectancy. Earlier this year, we...

Crypto airdrop swells SENS coffers by $20m – and climbing

Pulse chain airdrop to support longevity research is live – and the numbers are staggering – four times annual budget in just two days. Cryptocurrency...

Crypto auction raises over $5m for longevity research

VitaDAO raises 400% of expectation and will use it to fund longevity research and projects that promote healthspan and lifespan. The world’s first decentralised intellectual...

UK Government to address the underlying biology of aging

UK's Life Sciences Vision aims to build on pandemic response and deliver life-changing innovations to patients with 10-year strategy to solve some of the...
Seno