Robert Weisman

Robert Weisman reports on Baby Boomers -- their work, health, money, and lifestyle -- and life after 50. He is particularly interested in retirement and reinvention, aging, and second acts. In his 18 years at The Globe, Weisman has previously worked as a technology editor and a business writer covering high-tech and venture capital, aerospace, management issues, hospitals, health insurance, and life sciences. Before coming to The Globe, he was a business editor and writer for the Seattle Times, Hartford Courant, and New Haven Register. He is a native of Norwich, Conn., and a graduate of Boston University.

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Researchers, health officials call for a unified approach to loneliness and social isolation

By , Globe Staff

As populations age across the developed world, prominent researchers and public health officials are calling on nations to pay more attention to the health risks, especially depression and cognitive decline, facing the growing ranks of chronically lonely older adults.

Prescription drug overload: Critics fighting to curb an epidemic of medication side effects

By Robert Weisman , Globe Staff

The Lown Institute, a health care think tank in Brookline, warns that millions of seniors have been admitted to hospitals and emergency rooms in the past decade with serious side effects from prescription medication.

At a North Shore nursing home, they’re drumming up Christmas cheer for residents with dementia

By , Globe Staff

At Life Care Center of the North Shore in Lynn, the drum circle is part of a burgeoning music therapy movement that practitioners say reaches people with cognitive impairment who don’t respond to other stimuli.

North American trade deal won’t include measure to rescue underfunded pension plans

By , Globe Staff

The bill, sponsored by Massachusetts Democrat Richard Neal, was overwhelmingly approved by the House in July but has been bottled up in the Senate.