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The accelerating aging of America, the most significant demographic trend of our time, has profound implications for health institutions, families, workplaces, communities, the economy, even the very concept of a normal life trajectory.

The health care implications are enormous, as seniors consume more medical care and account for a larger share of the nation’s health care spending than any other age group.

Reporters on the aging beat will want to follow how scientific and medical advances contribute to better health and longer lives for older adults in the years ahead.


New Tip Sheet

Writing for an older audience

Older adults often struggle with health literacy, cognitive im­pair­ment or language. See it now »

New Tip Sheet

Hype, hope around treat­ments for Alz­heim­er’s and Park­in­son’s

There seems to be no end of news reports about promising therapies. See it now »

New Resource

End-of-life decisions

Perspective from a nurse who is a patient with a fatal disease. See it now »

Support for this Core Topic provided by:
The John A. Hartford Foundation

Aging news — from Covering Health

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