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Expert Planning Meeting on Economic Decision-Making in Aging Populations

The National Research Council’s Committee on Population and the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive & Sensory Sciences convened a meeting of experts to consider the state of the field and new research directions of relevance to NIA on economic decision making for older populations. Discussions centered on the challenges of financial management in aging, the ability of aging individuals to meet these challenges, and the role of family, community, and others with respect to enabling aging individuals to manage their financial conditions, with a primary emphasis on the impact of poor economic decision making on the health of older persons. A meeting summary report (PDF, 220K) is available.