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Socioeconomic inequality and racism-related stress are at the root of Black-white health disparities, requiring policies and interventions targeting both economic inequality and exposure to high levels of stress.
Dementia is one of the nation’s most expensive old-age health conditions and the most time consuming for family caregivers.
The United Nations projects that there will be 366 million older Chinese adults by 2050, which is substantially larger than the current total U.S. population of 331 million.
New Evidence on Sleep’s Role in Aging and Chronic Disease
(Issue 38) Sleep may be as important to health in old age as diet and exercise. Numerous studies have shown that sleeping too much or too little is associated with mortality among older adults.
Part Three of Three articles related to Today's Research on Aging (Issue 37): Health and Working Past Traditional Retirement Ages
Some studies suggest that retirement may reduce health-threatening stress and give older people more time to prioritize exercise and healthy eating.
Today’s Research on Aging, No. 37: Working longer can reduce public spending and enable some older workers to enter retirement with more financial security. But are older Americans healthy enough to work longer?
Dementia Trends: Implications for an Aging America
Today's Research on Aging, Issue 36: This report explores the evidence of a decline in dementia and the trends that may shape the future prevalence of this debilitating condition—focusing on recent work by researchers supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIA).