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Health and Aging

Behavioral, cognitive, and sensory sciences intersect with a broad range of topics related to health. Examples in the reports below include mental retardation, visual impairments, hearing loss, addiction, fitness for military enlistment, and PTSD. In particular, BBCSS and its study committees have placed significant focus on issues associated with the aging of the population. Reports below engage such issues as health and safety needs for older workers, technology for adaptive aging, and social and individual factors that can improve the health and functioning of older adults.

Related Reports

PTSD Compensation and Military Service  (BMVH,BBCSS)
2007

The scars of war take many forms: the limb lost, the illness brought on by a battlefield exposure, and, for some, the psychological toll of encountering an extremely traumatic event. PTSD Compensation... Read more


When I'm 64  (BBCSS)
2006

By 2030 there will be about 70 million people in the United States who are older than 64. Approximately 26 percent of these will be racial and ethnic minorities. Overall, the older population will be... Read more


Assessing Fitness for Military Enlistment: Physical, Medical, and Mental Health Standards  (BBCSS)
2006

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) faces short-term and long-term challenges in selecting and recruiting an enlisted force to meet personnel requirements associated with diverse and changing... Read more


Technology for Adaptive Aging  (BBCSS)
2004

Emerging and currently available technologies offer great promise for helping older adults, even those without serious disabilities, to live healthy, comfortable, and productive lives. What... Read more


New Treatments for Addiction: Behavioral, Ethical, Legal, and Social Questions  (BBCSS,HPDP,NBH,IOM)
2004

New and improved therapies to treat and protect against drug dependence and abuse are urgently needed. In the United States alone about 50 million people regularly smoke tobacco and another 5 million... Read more


Health and Safety Needs of Older Workers  (BBCSS)
2009

Mirroring a worldwide phenomenon in industrialized nations, the U.S. is experiencing a change in its demographic structure known as population aging. Concern about the aging population tends to focus... Read more


Hearing Loss: Determining Eligibility for Social Security Benefits  (BBCSS)
2004

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Visual Impairments: Determining Eligibility for Social Security Benefits  (BBCSS)
2002

Committee on Disability Determination for Individuals with Visual Impairments PETER LENNIE (Chair), Center for Neural Science, New York University IAN L. BAILEY, School of Optometry, University of... Read more


Mental Retardation:Determining Eligibility for Social Security Benefits  (BBCSS)
2002

Contents Acknowledgments Executive Summary Introduction The Policy Context The Role of Intellectual Assessment The Role of Adaptive Behavior Assessment The Relationship of Intelligence and... Read more


New Horizons in Health: An Integrative Approach  (BBCSS)
2001

COMMITTEE ON FUTURE DIRECTIONS FOR BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES RESEARCH AT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH Burton H. Singer (Chair), Woodrow Wilson School, Office of Population Research, ... Read more


The Aging Mind:Opportunities in Cognitive Research  (BBCSS)
2000

Possible new breakthroughs in understanding the aging mind that can be used to benefit older people are now emerging from research. This volume identifies the key scientific advances and the... Read more



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