by Denise Logeland
“Here’s what to expect in 5 years, 10 years and the ‘Jetsons’ future”
“Expect a caregiving environment rich in technology in the not-so-distant future. But along with that, there’ll be an emphasis on human connection to counter the devastating health effects of social isolation on older people.
“This month, we’ve been marking the fifth anniversary of Next Avenue, but not with a look back. Instead, we’ve been trying to peer into the future for people 50 and older. We wanted learn how everything will change — or not: living, learning, work, personal finance, health and now caregiving.
“We received help on the caregiving front from three experts who have an eye on trends.
“Demographically, we’ll be facing hard realities in the next five to 10 years, says Ken Dychtwald, founder and CEO of the research and consulting firm AgeWave, and a 2016 Next Avenue Influencer in Aging.”