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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

Health issues of LGBT seniors

Matthew S. Bajko explains some of the unique health issues that LGBT seniors face, such as social isolation and housing issues. See it now »

New Shared Wisdom

Investigating end-of-life care

I found out to my surprise that most terminally ill Americans did not receive good end-of-life care. 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 »

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

Aging news — from Covering Health