David Cutler and colleagues develop a new method to examine disease-specific spending and compare approaches with 2009 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey.
PRB highlights eight demographic trends transforming America's older population from "Future Directions for the Demography of Aging".
Curtis, Engelman, Fletcher, Palloni to Examine Place Of Birth, Health, And Mortality At Older Ages (CDHA).
William Dow is quoted in Forbes as a speaker at Milken Institute Future of Health Summit panel "Race, Gender, and Work: The Economics of Healthy Aging".
Call for Papers: Cumulative Dis/Advantage: Innovations in Research and Theory (Journals of Gerontology Series B).
Call for applications: NBER Fellowship Program in Aging and Health Research.
"The Effect of Physical and Cognitive Decline at Older Ages on Job Mismatch and Retirement" from Hudomiet (RAND), Hurd (RAND), Rohwedder (RAND) and Willis (Michigan).
Postdoctoral Fellowship NIA/NICHD - Call for Applications.
Hospital accreditation is not associated with better outcomes for U.S. patients according to Ashish Jha and colleagues.
Sleep's Role in Aging and Chronic Disease - New Evidence from PRB.
David Reuben will use foundation endowment to expand geriatrics research.
Coe et al. estimate "cost to well being" for daughters, age 40-70, who provide care for elderly mothers.
Maestas says women may sacrifice more Social Security earnings than men when they retire early.
NIA position for Behavioral or Social Science relevant to Alzheimer's Disease.
Ashish Jha et al. on improving global health care.
PRB launches 2018 WPD site with focus on changing age structures across the globe and historical time.
Centers well represented in PAA election results.
Jha on the role of physician gender in the outcomes for women who have heart attacks.
Jagust and Mormino say new approach to imaging brain synapses could help with diagnosing and treating AD.
Harvard study of South Africans age 40+ finds older age, more than education, wealth, or health, linked to depressive symptoms.
Add Health Parent Study data released.
NHATS releases Round 7 data files.
NIA-funded genetic database on Alzheimer's makes DNA sequence data available to researchers.
Trojanowski et al. find "proteinopathies" may contribute to many old-age neurodegenerative diseases.
PRB summarizes the latest research on dementia trends in this infographic.
WaPo on recent work by NIA researchers showing increasing cognitive life expectancy.
Michigan researchers examine joint genetic-environmental contributions to risk of late-onset Alzheimer's.
Hayward and Basu on inaccuracy of common tool to estimate CVD risk and prescribe meds.
New poll finds older adults still tend to eschew online health care portals.
Student volunteers needed for IAPHS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, Oct 3-5. Register July 23..
NIA repository offers cell/DNA samples for research on the mechanisms of aging.
New study by Bardo and Lynch examines whether cognitive health is essential for a happy life.
NIA researchers find falling prevalence of dementia among older Americans.
NIA offers rich source of Spanish-language health info for older adults.
Jason Fletcher selected as Wisconsin's new CDHA Director.
NIA on dementia detection using biomarkers.
New analysis by Vicki Freedman, Kasper et al finds declines in US dementia prevalence over past 5 years.
Judith Campisi elected as National Academy of Sciences member.
Valter Longo leads NIA-funded $10 million program on fasting and mechanisms of cellular protection and regeneration.
Jagust et al find subclinical amyloid accumulation predictive of Alzheimer's.
Major advances in aging supported by the NIA (video).
Are Baby Boomers Healthy Enough to Keep Working? (Issue 37 of Today's Research on Aging from PRB).
Examining dementia trends in America.
Maestas finds married boomer women may want to keep working after their husbands retire.
Unretirement becoming more common.
RAND researchers find "fluid concept" of retirement among US workers.
Trojanowski and colleagues chart epigenetic changes linked to Alzheimer's.
Small et al. find 4-weeks of mental and physical training improved cognition among older adults.
Herd and Stanford colleagues use 60-year WLS to study predictive quality of polygenic scores.
Preston and Elo examine impact of diabetes on US mortality trends.
USC releases open-source MRI stroke dataset.
Carstensen says "older people are happier" in their more selective interactions.
Small et al. find curcumin improves memory, attention, mood among older adults.
PRB's interactive map by gender and state of death rates for Americans age 55+.
NIA urges research on geographic inequalities in US morbidity/mortality.
Laura Carstensen on "perennial" potential of aging well.
Herd et al. find 25 genetic variants linked to human longevity.
U-Penn's Ryskina, Polsky and Werner find increasing prevalence of 'nursing home specialists'.
Martha J. Bailey among Bloomberg's 'People to Watch in 2018'.
Cruickshanks et al find boomers have better eye health than previous generations.
Belsky says test to predict the pace of biological aging isn't ready for market.
NIA initiative assesses effectiveness of interventions for mediating cognitive decline and dementia.
Can economic booms shorten lives? Cutler et al examine 100 birth cohorts in 32 countries.
UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program wins innovation award.
Sherri Rose wins New Innovator Award from NIH.
NIA funding for Alzheimer's and dementia research increases dramatically.
Kawachi and colleagues find living with a purpose may lessen physical decline with age.
New study analyzing link between population aging and economic growth compared to studies at RAND and Harvard.
NIA rolls out new feature-rich mobile-responsive website.
Congratulations to new PAA Board members Mary Beth Ofstedal (Michigan) and James Raymo (Wisconsin).
HRS data show 37% of Americans age 50+ have less than $1,000 in their checking account.
Kenneth M. Langa et al. find rising rates of healthy older Americans are uneven by race, education, and income.
Bhattacharya et al. find vision-cognition link among older adults.
USC & Columbia develop index of life quality among the aging in 30 countries.
Grodstein et al. find weight gain in adulthood linked to much higher risk of chronic disease in later life.
Neal Krause wins GSA's Robert Kleemeier Award.
PRB report looks at the changing face of dementia.
Work by Ailshire, Beltrán-Sánchez, and Crimmins suggests important considerations in early retirement.
Glymour, Rohwedder, Willis, and Börsch-Supan say working longer may boost cognitive health.
Jonathan Skinner says Boomers aren't saving enough for retirement.
How employers, the government, and older people can help keep Americans age 65-plus in the workforce.
Belsky et al. find reducing calorie intake over two years slowed biological aging.
Dwyer-Lindgren, Mokdad, Murray et al. find large and growing geographic disparities in Americans' life expectancy.
Joseph Dielman uses pilot funding to explore impact of economic development on health of older populations in 188 countries.
Mokdad and Dwyer-Lindgren identify patterns in cancer mortality across US counties, 1980-2014, by cancer type.
Auerbach, Goldman and Lee gauge how wealth contributes to Americans' longevity, lifetime government benefits.
Marsha Mailick, Jan Greenberg et al. examine links among FMR1 genotype, stress, and health among aging adults.
Maestas, Mullen, Powell say older voters tend to oppose economic reforms that would counter costs associated with aging population.
Sam Preston and Andrew Stokes say diabetes kills more Americans than commonly thought.
Kenneth M. Langa, Larson, Crimmins, Jessica Faul, Levine, Kabeto, and David Weir report on decreasing prevalence of dementia among Americans in JAMA.
John Bound, Arline T. Geronimus, et al. find estimates of decreasing longevity among low-SES whites sensitive to measures and interpretations.
CEDA launches Berkeley Forum on Aging and the Global Economy.
Linda Aiken wins nursing's most prestigious international award.
Call for presentation proposals: Aging & Society Conference, Nov 3-4, 2017, UC-Berkeley.
Register for RAND Summer Institute's two conferences on aging.
New PRB report: How neighborhoods affect health and well-being of older Americans.
Ashish Jha and colleagues find better survival rates among Medicare patients treated by foreign-educated doctors.
Belsky, Caspi, Cohen, Yashin, Moffitt and Levine develop bio measures of aging at midlife.
Aging in the 21st Century synthesizes large range of research output using HRS data.
Arun Karlamangla, Gail Greendale and colleagues find cognitive aging in middle-aged women.
NIA offers heads up on future funding possibilities by publishing concepts approved at National Advisory Council on Aging meetings.
2017 PAA Annual Meeting, April 27-29, Chicago.
Laura Carstensen elected to National Academy of Medicine.
Peter Huckfeldt and colleagues find Medicare Advantage costs less and leads to better patient outcomes than traditional Medicare.
Linda George awarded distinguished professorship at Duke.
Kenneth M. Langa, Eric Larson, and Eileen Crimmins find decline in dementia prevalence among Americans 65+.
Sean Fahle and Kathleen McGarry find growing need for elder care has negative impact on women's employment.
Research on longevity determinants and implications. TRA, Nov 2016.
Summer workshop in genomic analysis for social-behavioral researchers, June 12-16, 2017.
Jason Karlawish and Kenneth M. Langa specify how to improve national research on Alzheimer's interventions.
Researchers from NIA, Harvard, USC, UCLA and more find additional evidence that epigenetic age predicts mortality.
Laura Carstensen sees symbiosis in older people working with children.
RAND researchers find lower labor productivity from an aging U.S. workforce.
Population-Level Trends in Dementia: Call for Proposals.
Laura Carstensen says positive relationship between aging and happiness is no paradox.
Henry Paulson directs NIH-funded Michigan Alzheimer's center.
Morgan Levine finds link between age at menopause and biological aging.
Morgan Levine, Hoorman Allayee and colleagues analyze biological aging by race/ethnicity and sex.
Vicki Freedman finds black Americans live more of their older years with disability than white Americans.
Harvey Jay Cohen and colleagues find regular exercise in 50s key to later mobility.
New NSHAP data users invited to submit proposals for training in data use and analysis. Proposals due Aug 5.
Retirement satisfaction slipping among retirees over past 15 years?.
Richard Wight and Carol Aneshensel find aging gay men at higher risk of various forms of stress.
How does expanding Medicaid impact access to and wait times for primary care?.
Duke researchers Belsky and Moffitt examine genetics of socioeconomic success across 40 years.
Webinar on NIA's grant review process: June 14, 2016 (12 pm EDT).
Olivia Mitchell says lump-sum payment would inspire more Americans to delay claiming Social Security benefits.
Robert Sampson and Samuel Preston discuss shrinking gap in life expectancy between black and white Americans.
Raj Chetty, David Cutler and colleagues find Americans in top 1% of income live 10-15 years longer than poorest 1%.
AAUP reports on faculty compensation by category, affiliation, and academic rank.
Health and Retirement Study Workshop, U-M Institute for Social Research, June 6-10.
Panel Study of Income Dynamics Data User Workshop, ICPSR, June 13-17.
UPenn's Matthias Hollwich looks at how to 'live smarter now to live better forever'.
American's Changing Lives Data Users' Workshop. U-M Institute for Social Research, July 6-8, 2016.
Brooke McFall, Amanda Sonnega, Robert Willis, and Peter Hudomiet examine compositional changes in jobs held by older workers.
Vicki Freedman et al find women are living longer than men, but with fewer disability-free years.
NIA Demography Center Directors meeting on March 30 in Washington DC, before PAA Annual Meeting.
Family Caregiving for People with Dementia infographic released by PBR.
HRS genomics data available for analysis.
Lisa Berkman and colleagues discuss opportunities for and challenges of older people in the workforce.