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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Lost and Found: Understanding Technologies Used to Locate Missing Persons with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

Categories: Elderly,Mental Health,Science/Technology

Describes cellular location techniques and Global Positioning System devices as technologies for locating missing persons with dementia and the advantages/disadvantages in using them.  Also provides lists of locating devices that are currently available.  From the Bureau of Justice Assistance


The Centenarian Population: 2007-2011

Categories: Elderly,Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics,Women

Identifies characteristics of the population aged 100 and over.  The vast majority of centenarians (81%) are female.  The report also covers educational attainment, income, and poverty status of this population.  From the Census Bureau


Medicare: Continuous Insurance before Enrollment Associated with Better Health and Lower Program Spending

Categories: Elderly,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid

Examines the health status, program spending, and use of services of Medicare beneficiaries with and without continuous health insurance coverage before Medicare enrollment. From the Government Accountability Office


Executive Order 1 (2014): Equal Opportunity

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Disability,Elderly,Religion/Ethics,Sex Issues,Virginia Issues,Women

Text of the executive order of Governor McAuliffe prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, political affiliation, or disabilities.   From the Office of the Governor


Trends in Health Care Expenditures for the Elderly, Age 65 and Over: 2001, 2006, and 2011

Categories: Elderly,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

Compares summary statistics on health care expenditures and expenditure distributions by type of service and sources of payment for the elderly over three different recent years.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Migration Patterns and Aging Among Virginia’s Regions

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Elderly,Immigration/Migration,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Looks at age-specific migration between 2000 and 2010 for Virginia and its regions to answer the question: how do migration patterns affect population aging, especially in  rural communities.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia


Long-Term Care Services in the United States: 2013 Overview

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Statistics

Provides information on the supply, organizational characteristics, staffing, and services offered by providers of long-term care services, and the demographic, health, and functional characteristics  of users of these services.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Fiscal Policy Effects in a Heterogeneous-Agent Overlapping-Generations Economy With an Aging Population

Categories: Business/Economics,Elderly,Govt Finance,Taxes

A working paper that estimates that gross domestic product per capita in the U.S. will be about 7% lower in 2040 if the government cuts transfer rates and increases income taxes to finance the budgetary costs of an aging population.  From the Congressional Budget Office


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