Tag: activities of daily living

Half of Older Adults Need Help with Daily Activities

According to a new study from researchers from the University of Michigan and the Urban Institute nearly half of older adults‰ÛÓ18 million people‰ÛÓhave difficulty or get help with daily activities. In all, 8,245 people, analyzed from Medicare enrollment files, were included in the 2011 National Health and Aging Trends Study....

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More Middle-aged Americans Reporting Mobility Disabilities

More older, middle-aged Americans are reporting serious mobility-related disabilities and difficulties performing activities of daily living than ever before. Researchers at the RAND Corporation and the University of Michigan looked at responses to the ‰ÛÏ1997 to 2007 National Health Interview Survey,‰Û and found a significant increase in the number of...

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