About two-thirds (67%) of people ages 65 and older get news on a mobile device (smartphone or cell phone), according to an analysis of survey data.
There were an estimated 49.2 million people 65 years and older living in the United States in 2016.
Over the past five years, the use of smartphones by people 65 years and older in the US has nearly quadrupled so that about 42% of an estimated 46 million people own smartphones.
In Canada, 38% of people 55 years and older were working in 2016, according to a new release of data from the census.
A survey was answered anonymously by 397 people 65 years and older, 82% of whom owned a smartphone.
The national cost of caring for people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias in the United States was estimated at US $259 billion, according to a compilation of data from multiple sources.
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