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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

Bladder control

Misconceptions, stigma can lead to barriers to getting treatment and living well with incontinence or an overactive bladder. See it now »

New Tip Sheet

Geriatric care managers

These professionals can help make the transitions into older age easier by planning and coordinating care. See it now »

New How I Did It

Hospice neglect

Inspection records revealed that dying patients and families face delays, no-shows and unanswered calls.  See it now »

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

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