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Report: Positive trends in aging, but not for everyone

Category: Museums and Aging

“While there are some encouraging trends in function for older Americans as a whole, there are also disparities in function that can be addressed with accommodations.”

–John W. R. Phillips, chief, Population and Social Processes Branch, National Institute on Aging

More older Americans are able to meet their daily care needs without assistance, a report shows, but concerning gaps remained for older Black and Hispanic people. According to the report, over the past 10 years, older adults have experienced improvements in physical functioning, vision, and hearing, and, through 2019, lower rates of dementia.

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