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Future Shock: the Effects of the Demographic Imperative for Jobs in Aging

American Society on Aging
By Kathleen H. Wilber

Technological advances of the 20th century, including major research breakthroughs coupled with lifestyle changes, have resulted in a population of older Americans that is longer-lived, healthier, more productive and more diverse. In recent years, our newfound knowledge of normal and successful aging and of the prevalence, course and treatment effects of diseases associated with later life have dispelled many myths about aging...

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