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.

MiCDA is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (P30 AG012846).

Graph: grip strength, gait speed

Indexing the impact of coexisting chronic conditions on older adults

Melissa Wei and Kenneth Langa link HRS and Medicare claims data, weight chronic conditions on associated functional limitations, and create an ICD-coded multimorbidity index.

older man using telecare

Promoting physical activity after hospitalization

Christine Cigolle and colleagues study the use of team-based telecare to optimize the activity and independence of older veterans returning home after hospitalization.

Older adult using walker

Using assistive devices to counter declining capacity

Vicki Freedman, Judith Kasper, and Brenda Spillman examine the wellbeing and activity restrictions of older Americans who do and do not use assistive devices.

Diabetes medication

Improving diabetes self-management

Michele Heisler et al. assess the effectiveness of a tailored web-based tool, used in conjunction with peer coaching, to help high-risk vets improve diabetes management and outcomes.

Married couple kiss older mom

Helping aging parents and marital satisfaction

Courtney Allyn Polenick et al. examine how beliefs about supporting aging parents moderate the link between frequency of providing support and marital satisfaction.

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Analysis using HRS data finds 22% of Americans age 50+ have credit card debt in excess of $10,000

Norton et al. put dollar value on relief from chronic pain for Americans age 50+

Choi and Iwashyna find rise in all-cause hospital stays for older adults following natural disaster

Sherman says elder caregiving can be "a lonely business"

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