Demographic Influences

Greater Life Expectancy in the United States Also Associated with More Quality Years of Life
, Aging & Wellness, Demographic Influences, Health & Wellness

Life expectancy has been steadily increasing in the United States, but it has been unclear how this longer life span impacts quality of life for…

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Pharmaceutical Policy for the Aging World Population

A recent opinion piece in the New England Journal of Medicine discusses a European strategy for appropriate research, marketing, and authorization for geriatric medicines. The…

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Long-term Care Awareness Study Reveals Americans’ Lack of Preparedness Related to Financing Long-Term Care

Northwestern Mutual’s Long-Term Care Awareness Study suggests that many Americans have work to do in order to be financially prepared for the costs of their…

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2012 Seniors Housing & Care Journal: Predicting Nursing Home Demand

Being able to predict short- and long-term demand for nursing home care is important for the industry and for policy makers. This article reports on…

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Identifying & Addressing Social Isolation

Social isolation is a significant and widespread problem, with a variety of health consequences. A recent paper in the Journal of Primary Prevention reviews the…

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Social Network Type Predicts Health Behaviors

Social networks have been shown to influence well-being in many ways. For example, a large, diverse social network can provide access to social support and…

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Loneliness, Functional Decline, & Mortality

It is well known that social connectedness and the avoidance of loneliness are important aspects of healthy aging. The psychological experience of loneliness is distinct…

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Updated Falls Prevention Guidelines

Falls are the most common cause of injury to older adults, and a fear of falling keeps many from physical and social activity. Minimizing falls…

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Economic Influences on Remarriage & Cohabitation

As the US population ages, older adults are the fastest growing age group of people who cohabitate (or live in an unmarried intimate domestic relationship).…

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Aging & Demographic Change in Chile

There is much to say about the global aging of the human population, as life expectancies tend to rise, and fertility rates tend to decline,…

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Is Strength Training or Power Training More Effective Against Frailty?

Frailty is a common risk associated with aging and is predictive of many poor outcomes. Much research exists that demonstrates the utility of physical exercise…

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Masters Athletes Retain Muscle Mass

There is a common assumption that muscle mass is naturally lost with aging. Indeed, research shows that individuals lose an average of eight percent of…

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