Dementia Trends: Implications for an Aging America
This Today's Research on Aging (Issue 36) 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).
Healthy Aging and Longer Life Spans
Today's Research on Aging (Issue 34) Most people know about the importance of eating a healthy diet, exercising, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoiding smoking to prevent disease and increase longevity. But researchers have identified many other factors that may affect life expectancy.
Family Caregiving for Older People
Today's Research on Aging (Issue 33) In the United States, the majority of care that allows older people to live in their own homes is provided by family members who do not receive pay for their services. As the older share of the population increases the care needs of older Americans will become…
Today's Research on Aging Archive: Issue 1, March 2007 to Issue 32, November 2015
Today's Research on Aging Issue Archive (2007-2015): Funding for this series and related articles and webcasts have been provided by the National Institute on Aging, Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR), through a grant from the University of Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging…
Effects of the Great Recession on Older Americans' Health
Today's Research on Aging (Issue 32): Although young adults in their 20s and 30s bore the brunt of the Great Recession (2007 to 2009), many Americans ages 50 and older were also affected by rising unemployment, falling home values, and the decline in the stock market.
Research on Health and Well-Being
Today's Research on Aging (Issue 31): Tracking the well-being of older people can inform individual treatment strategies and health care policies, but current well-being measures may not incorporate all the factors that combine to shape an older person’s sense of well-being.