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GSA Welcomes Older Americans Act Reauthorization

March 25, 2020

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging, is applauding the passage of the Supporting Older Americans Act of 2020 — which reauthorizes the Older Americans Act (OAA), a vital piece of legislation that supports programs and services for approximately 11 million individuals and their caregivers annually.


Researchers Find Multiple Medications Cause Frailty, but Effects Can Be Reversed

March 10, 2020

A world-first study by a team from the Kolling Institute of Medical Research in Australia may inform the future use of multiple medications by older people, minimizing adverse impacts such as frailty. The longitudinal research, published in The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, is the first preclinical study to demonstrate that chronic polypharmacy increases frailty and impairs function in old age, and that stopping some medications is an effective way to reduce these harms.


Journal Maps Intersection of Im/migration and Aging

February 26, 2020

A new special issue of the journal The Gerontologist from The Gerontological Society of America explores how contemporary trends in immigration, migration, and refugee movement affect how people age and how societies care for aging people.


 


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