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This study of a probability sample of 2,207 adult Alabama residents foundrespondents to be relatively well informed about the major features of the Social Security retirement system. Level of knowledge, however, was not systematicallyrelated to public preferences for recently advanced policy...
The aged are high risk for mental health problems, and their treatment will becomean increasing focus for psychiatrists. Many elderly are responsive to psychotherapeutic interventions, even though they are less often referred and treated than areyounger persons with similar problems. In addition...
Increased emphasis on centenarian research is needed in order to probe the nature oflife near the end of the potential span of the species, gain insights into majorhistorical events, assess beliefs and attitudes that may have persisted, and ponder theimplications of such longevity on social...
What is applied gerontology? At the American Association of Retired Persons(AARP), program design and delivery is a function not only of the utilization ofresearch but also of the use of older volunteers and common sense in addressing theproblems of aging. The authors argue that applied...
A pre-occupancy survey was conducted of elderly persons whose names appeared onthe waiting lists of two under-construction, independent living facilities for the aged.In addition to these two groups, a third group of elderly defined for the study wascomprised of rural, isolated persons living in...
A trend towards the concentration of elderly people in certain states and countiesfavored for retirement has been evident in recent decades. The concentration is produced in part by long distance migrations around the age of retirement and considerable practical interest lies in reliable...
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