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All GSA members will receive online access to the complete catalog of current and past Public Policy & Aging Report issues beginning January 1, 2014. If you would like to continue receiving a print copy subscription, you may do so through GSA at the time of your membership renewal.

Public Policy & Aging Report, published quarterly, explores policy issues generated by the aging of American society. Edited by Boston University policy expert Robert B. Hudson, each thematic issue is designed to stimulate debate, highlight emerging concerns, and propose alternative policy options. Recent issues have addressed: legal and policy issues associated with end-of-life care; technology and aging; income security among older populations of color; Medicare reform; and elder abuse and neglect.

The audience consists of decision-makers in the public and private sectors, advisors and staff to those decision-makers, program administrators, researchers, students, and the interested public. Articles in each issue are informed, to the point, and provocative. Authors are drawn from the leadership ranks of the policy, practice, and research communities. In the Report, these authors are afforded the opportunity to engage readers in a more timely and pressing manner than is afforded through most other publication formats.

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The Geriatric Mental Health Challenge (Volume 23, Number 3)

* Perspectives on the Pre-Admission Screening and Annual Resident Review Process: Why Can't This Program Just Grow Up?
* The Widespread Deployment of Integrated Models of Care
* Better Coordination of Care for Medicare Beneficiaries With Severe Mental Illness Could Improve Quality of Life and Lower Costs
* Expanding the Capacity to Treat Older Adults With Mental Health and Substance Use Conditions: A Workforce Policy Strategy
* Antipsychotic Use in Individuals With Dementia: An Overview for Policymakers
* Suicide in Later Life: The Role of Risk Factors, Firearm Policy, and Primary Care Physicians

Authors: Robert B. Hudson, Jane Hudson, Lauren Erickson, Scott Lyon, Jayna Grauerholz, Jean Herrity, Brian Kaskie, Sally Rodriguez, Christine E. Bishop, Ryan M. Carnahan, Michael W. Kelly, Marianne Smith, Mark S. Kaplan, William Coryell


The Global Impact of Aging: The Oldest Old (Volume 23, Number 2)

* Life Expectancy, Health, and Functioning Among the 85-Plus Population in Europe and the United States  
*The Longevity Dividend
*Changing Family Demographics, Multigenerational Bonds, and Care for the Oldest Old
* Health and Cognition in Old Age: Separating Cause and Effect
* Health After 85—The Case of the Missing Data
* Population Aging, Longevity, and the Diverse Contexts of the Oldest Old  
* What About the 90-Plus Population?  
* The Global Impact of Dementia in the Fourth Age  
* An Older, Wiser World: Some Economic Consequences of Population Aging

Authors: Robert B. Hudson, James Goodwin, Eileen M. Crimmins, Aïda Solé-Auró, S. Jay Olshansky, Judith G. Gonyea, Ian J. Deary, John M. Starr, Tom Kirkwood, Ritu Sadana, Andrea D. Foebel, Alicia N. Williams, John R. Beard, Wan He, June Andrews, David K. Foot

Annuities, Reverse Mortgages, and Long-term Care Insurance: Options for Elders (Volume 23, Number 1)

* Distributing, Tapping, and Preserving: Private Sector Financial Options for Elders
* A Piece of the Annuity Puzzle: The Influence of Plan Design on Annuitization Decisions
*  New Directions for Policy and Research on Reverse Mortgages
*  Long-Term Care Insurance: Benefits, Costs, Options
*  Matching Corporate Interests With Older Adults’ Needs: A Case Study

Authors: Robert B. Hudson, Nevin Adams, Sudipto Banerjee, Barbara R. Stucki, Eileen J. Tell, Nancy P. Morith, Linda K. George