Developments in Aging

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1987
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Page 81 - B-5 shows the 10 leading causes of death for three subgroups of the older population. The factors which have led to reductions in mortality may or may not also lead to overall improvements in health status. If Americans continue to live only to about age 85, control of life-threatening disease could produce a healthier older population. But, if the life-span is increased dramatically in future years beyond age 85, the onset of illness may only be delayed, without an actual shortening of the period...
Page 52 - The one-time exclusion of up to $125,000 in capital gains from the sale of a home after age 55; and (4) The elderly tax credit for low-income individuals with few or no Social Security benefits.
Page 7 - To make a full and complete study and investigation of any and all matters pertaining to problems of older people, including but not limited to, problems of maintaining health, of assuring adequate income, of finding employment, of engaging in productive and rewarding activity, of securing proper housing, and, when necessary, care or assistance.
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Page 75 - However, mental health problems of the elderly are significant in frequency, in their impact on mental status in later life, and in their potential influence on the course of physical illness.
Page 29 - For the first time, in 1980, a greater number of older persons lived in the suburbs (10.1 million) than in central cities (8.1 million). Older persons are found disproportionately in suburbs which were established before World War II. These older suburbs also have lower average resident income levels, more rental housing, lower home values, and higher population densities.
Page 14 - Between 1984 and 2050, the population aged 85 and over is expected to jump from about 1 percent to over 5 percent of the total population and from 9 percent to 24 percent of the 65-plus population.
Page 81 - Health care utilization is greatest in the last year of life and among the oldest of the old. According to the recent work of Lawrence Branch at Harvard Medical School, those 85 and older have a three-fold greater risk of losing their independence, seven times the chance of entering a nursing home and two-and-a-half times the risk of dying compared to persons 65 to 74 years of age.
Page 5 - It shall be the duty of the select committee to conduct a study of any and all matters pertaining to problems and opportunities of Indians, including but not limited to, Indian land management and trust responsibilities, Indian education, health, special services, and loan programs, and Indian claims against the United States.
Page 56 - Interest-earning assets at financial institutions Other interest-earning assets Checking accounts Stocks and mutual fund shares Own home Rental property Other real estate Motor vehicles Business or profession US Saving bonds...

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