Policy & Regulation

Glass Half Empty: Negative Stereotypes of Aging Persist against All Odds
, Policy & Regulation

Holding negative stereotypes about aging has been associated with poorer cognitive function and increased risk of disability in later life, as well as decreased longevity.…

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Re-Examining Retirement: A Look at 7 Pressing Issues with Retiring Today
, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News

As the landscape of retirement is rapidly changing, a group of researchers and public officials recently outlined seven pressing retirement issues and questions surrounding them…

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BROs before Lows: How a Cost-Effective Befriending Intervention Combats Loneliness in Older Adults
, Policy & Regulation

Social isolation and loneliness are gaining attention globally through public awareness campaigns such as the UK’s Campaign to End Loneliness and AARP’s Connect2Affect. But which interventions…

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Tale of Two Countries: How Health Care Systems in US & Canada Burden Caregivers
, Policy & Regulation

When two researchers in Canada and the United States compared their experiences as caregivers, both were surprised by the “substantial burden of negotiating and managing…

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Going to Pot: Older Adults and Legalized Marijuana
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

In 2014, a nationally representative survey found that 5.1 percent of adults over 50 had used cannabis in the past month, and the rate of…

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Taking Charge: Lessons from Letting Older Adults Self-Direct Their Care
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

As the number of care options available for older adults has grown, many older adults and policymakers are championing the concept of self-direction—the idea that…

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Older Adults’ Feelings of Financial Strain Linked to Poor Health
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

Increasing evidence suggests that interpretations of personal circumstances can impact individuals’ health and quality of life. Research shows that in developed countries the subjective experience…

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The Third Age: When Baby Boomers Finally Get to Save the World?
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

The Third Age of life is the period of healthy retirement, prior to the onset of significant frailty or physical difficulties. A recent Public Policy…

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Breakthrough! Attracting & Retaining Diverse, Low Income Older Adults as Volunteers
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

Although research suggests that low income older adults are likely to benefit most from being volunteers, evidence also suggests they have fewer opportunities to volunteer.…

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TRENDING NOW: Ideas for Integrating Housing & Health Care for Older Adults
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

Recently the Senior Health and Housing Task Force formed by the Bipartisan Policy Center released a report titled Healthy Aging Begins at Home. This report…

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Frame by Frame: Two Views of Late-Life Inequality
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

In a recent article, researchers Renee Beard and John Williamson discuss two major ways that late-life inequality is framed and how these different perspectives on…

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Successful Aging & How Older Adults Perceive Themselves
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

Although there has been increasing interest in “successful aging,” little consensus exists on what constitutes successful aging, and successful aging definitions have been criticized for…

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