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World AIDS Day: supporting older adults with HIV

Over half of the people living with HIV in the USA are older adults, which brings a new set of challenges to fighting AIDS, says Paul Nash.

Column: Surviving the New Normal

We need to acknowledge that we are all susceptible to environmental and situational stressors, identify coping strategies, and care for one another, writes Caroline Cicero in a column for the American Society on Aging.

Column: I See Caregivers … When Will I See Policymakers?

Family caregivers are often invisible because of who they are, where they provide care, how the work is valued and a lack of data, which policymakers can change, says Donna Benton, director of the USC Family Caregiver Support Center.

Boomers in the next decade: Working longer, living better

During the next decade, “advances in genetic research and big data analytics will enable more personalized — and effective — prescriptions” for disease prevention, says USC Leonard Davis Dean Pinchas Cohen.

Taking Steps in the Right Direction Can Reduce Fall Risk

Home is where the heart is — and where the heart often wishes to grow old. But homes are not always the most well-equipped setting, and that can impact an older adult’s chances of growing older safely.