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When I'm 64

By 2030 there will be about 70 million people in the United States who are older than 64. Approximately 26 percent of these will be racial and ethnic minorities. Overall, the older population will be more diverse and better educated ...

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Critical Perspectives on Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life

In their later years, Americans of different racial and ethnic backgrounds are not in equally good--or equally poor--health. There is wide variation, but on average older Whites are healthier than older Blacks and tend to outlive them. But Whites tend ...

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Understanding Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life: A Research Agenda

As the population of older Americans grows, it is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse. Differences in health by racial and ethnic status could be increasingly consequential for health policy and programs. Such differences are are not simply a matter ...

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Technology for Adaptive Aging

Emerging and currently available technologies offer great promise for helping older adults, even those without serious disabilities, to live healthy, comfortable, and productive lives. What technologies offer the most potential benefit? What challenges must be overcome, what problems ...

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Elder Mistreatment: Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation in an Aging America

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The Role of Nutrition in Maintaining Health in the Nation's Elderly:Evaluating Coverage of Nutrition Services for the Medicare Population

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The Aging Mind:Opportunities in Cognitive Research

Possible new breakthroughs in understanding the aging mind that can be used to benefit older people are now emerging from research. This volume identifies the key scientific advances and the opportunities they bring. For example, science has learned ...

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Extending Medicare Reimbursement in Clinical Trials

Increasingly over the past five years, uncertainty about reimbursement for routine patient care has been suspected as contributing to problems enrolling people in clinical trials. Clinical trial investigators cannot guarantee that Medicare will pay for the care required, and they ...

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Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Health of Older Americans

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Pharmacokinetics and Drug Interactions in the Elderly and Special Issues in Elderly African-American Populations:Workshop Summary

Reports in the popular press about the increasing longevity of Americans and the aging of the baby boom generation are constant reminders that the American population is becoming older. Consequently, an issue of growing medical, health policy, and social concern ...

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