ERIC Number: ED215267
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
[White House Conference on Aging, 1981. Research in Aging. Report and Executive Summary of the Technical Committee.]
Birren, James E.; And Others
This Technical Committee Report provides an overview and historical sketch of research in aging and proposes a need for new knowledge. An examination of key issues notes the difficulty in assigning priority to research topics, and identifies emerging issues of public concern including: (1) physical health (alcohol and drugs, falls and accidents, sensory impairments, nutrition, dental problems, health promotion, sex differences); (2) mental health (cognitive functioning, depression, senile dementia); (3) older Americans in a changing society; (4) retirement income; (5) older Americans as a national resource; (6) housing, transportation, and physical environment; (7) social and health aspects of long-term care; (8) family, social services, and support systems; (9) government roles; and (10) issues facing minorities. An examination of emerging scientific and technological concerns focuses on biomedical, behavioral, social science, evaluative, and policy-related research and research in epidemiology and demography. Issues in research facilitation, utilization, and funding are addressed and the roles of scientific and professional societies and federal agencies are examined. Eight recommendations to promote research in aging are enumerated along with a supplemental view of one committee member and an executive summary of this report. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: White House Conference on Aging, Washington, DC.