Policy & Regulation

A “Dementia Boom” Is Coming: Here’s What We Can Do to Prepare
, Policy & Regulation

An article from the 2018 issue of Seniors Housing & Care Journal examined the coming challenge of providing adequate care for the growing number of…

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The High Cost of Ageism: Calculating Health Care Expenses Associated with Ageism
, Policy & Regulation

In an effort to influence international policy change to reduce ageism, a recent study investigated the health care costs of ageism in the US. Using…

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Privacy Policies: Considerations for Smart Home Technology in Senior Living
, Policy & Regulation

What are the implications of smart home technology within senior living residences on residents’ privacy? Tech products developed to help identify health problems or maintain…

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TRENDING NOW: Social Media Trending as Platform for Fighting Ageism
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The California government’s Commission on Aging is joining the fight against ageism and unrealistic portrayals of aging. As part of their “Hollywood Takes: On Aging”…

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Oh, the Places You’ll Live! Strategies for Improving Future Older Adults Housing
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In light of recent efforts to reframe the discussion about housing for older adults, a recent Public Policy and Aging Report article described four strategies…

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TRENDING NOW: UK Addresses National Problem of Loneliness
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A recent article in The Guardian explored the news of the UK appointing its first-ever minister for loneliness. This political move was a result of…

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Taking Care of Professional Caregivers: A Look at How to Help an Essential Workforce
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A quality workforce in direct care—encompassing both home health care workers and those in long-term care—is essential to caring for the growing population of older…

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TRENDING NOW: Police Receive Training in Interacting with Older Adults
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Police officers are frequently the first point of contact in a number of instances involving older adults ranging from medical emergencies to behavioral altercations. In…

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Are Older Adults a Help or Hindrance to Their Communities in Times of Crisis?
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In an attempt to understand how communities can better cope with natural disasters, researchers and governments are looking at factors associated with communities’ preparedness for…

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Glass Half Empty: Negative Stereotypes of Aging Persist against All Odds
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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
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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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