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Today’s Research on Aging 42: Rising Obesity in an Aging America

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Which U.S. States Have the Oldest Populations?

While southern states are regarded as retirement magnets, eight of the 10 states with the highest percentages of older residents are not in the South. What’s driving these regional patterns?

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Project: Demography and Economics of Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease

Fact Sheet: U.S. Dementia Trends

As the large baby boomer population ages, the total number of people with dementia in the United States will rise.

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An Improved State of Aging in America

Disability rates are down among older Americans, and more are managing daily life on their own with devices. But racial and ethnic gaps persist.

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Project: Demography and Economics of Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease

Racism-Related Stress Is Linked to Premature Aging and Chronic Disease

Experiencing racism damages a person’s health by triggering the release of stress hormones and a chain of biological events that cause premature aging, which in turn increase the risk of chronic disease.

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Project: Demography and Economics of Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease

Unequal Health Care Access and Quality Contribute to U.S. Racial Health Disparities Among Older Adults

Older Black adults are less likely than their white peers to have private insurance and more likely to rely on Medicaid or Medicare as their only health insurance.

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