Martha Bailey's LIFE-M micro-database project has received NIA funding to add crucial data on cause of death to millions of records covering Americans over 120 years. The new data will allow path-breaking research on how socioeconomic, demographic, and environmental factors are linked to aging and mortality.
Using five waves of the Americans' Changing Lives Study, Burgard and Seelye examined how US adults transition from one profile to another as they age. The study, in the Journals of Gerontology, assessed patterns of stability and change in profiles of tobacco and alcohol use and BMI.
Using national-level data, Kenneth Langa, Kara Zivin and colleagues identify factors in need of improvement in current age-related dementia care for community-dwelling adults, and create a framework for developing state-level dementia care plans.
This multi-cohort study by Smith, Mukherjee, Zhou, Kardia, and Needham examines the biology underlying CVD disparities by exploring the linkage among social disadvantage variables, specific forms of DNA methylation, and cardiovascular risk factors.
In this cross-university study, Giordani and Zahodne work to develop and ensure proper implementation of sound, standardized assessments for age-related cognitive decline, including AD, using the NIH Toolbox approach.
The Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging (MiCDA),a joint program of the University of Michigan's Population Studies Center and the Survey Research Center, helps spur new research on the economics and demography of aging and encourages the use of major datasets in the field. MORE...
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