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Future Directions 

Future Directions
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Future Directions
Author(s):

Mark D. Miller

, LalithKumar Solai

, Carmen Andresscu

, and Charles F. Reynolds

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199765782.003.0017
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date: 29 February 2020

Compared to our parents and grandparents, today’s cohorts of older individuals can look forward to many additional years or even decades of life with robust quality of life. What that means, however, is that we also face a fast-growing demographic of older citizens in the United States (and around the world). It is now time to educate the next generation of health care professionals to effectively meet the challenges of the “graying of America.” It is imperative that we train adequate number of such providers on all levels, including urban planners and supportive government agencies, health care practitioners, and paid caregivers, in order to meet the multiple demands for services that an aging population will require....

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