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September 1, 2006

Heart Disease: About Women About You – Women’s Health Quiz

This fact sheet quizzes women on how much they know about heart disease, and provides helpful tips on talking to…
April 28, 2006

Fiscal Year 2007 Appropriations for the National Institute on Aging: U.S. Senate, Subcommittee on Labor Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies

Daniel Perry of the Alliance for Aging Research, and Carol Schutz of the Gerontological Society of America, submitted this testimony…
April 1, 2006

Low Testosterone: Men’s Health Condition in the Shadows–Survey Highlights

In order to raise awareness about low testosterone, the Alliance commissioned a survey of over 522 American men over the…
November 1, 2005

Colon Cancer: Caring for the Aging–Key Survey Findings

The Alliance commissioned a survey, conducted by Harris Interactive, that interviewed oncologists on the importance of caregivers for elderly colon…
October 1, 2005

Colon Cancer: Caring for the Aging

Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States and will kill more than 50,000 people this year. A major risk factor for colon cancer is age, with more than 90% of cases occurring in people 50 years and older. Unfortunately, clinical evidence suggests that colon cancer patients 65 and older are not always getting the best disease management. However, a recent survey commissioned by the Alliance for Aging Research shows that caregivers play an important role in disease management and can have a major positive impact on disease outcomes. The survey, conducted by Harris Interactive, interviewed oncologists on the importance of caregivers for elderly colon cancer patients. 77% of physicians interviewed agree that colon cancer patients 65 and older experience better disease outcomes when a caregiver is involved because of better communication. 81% also said that they depend on caregivers at least somewhat, and some a great deal, to act as an intermediary between them and the elderly patients. 100% feel the caregiver is part of a team involved in the patient's disease management. The physicians felt that the primary roles of the caregivers are to provide emotional support, participate in doctor's visits and in disease management decisions, and to provide transportation to and from doctor's appointments. Unfortunately, only around 3 out of 5 colon cancer patients 65 and older have the support of a caregiver. Over 100 oncologists were interviewed, all of whom practice in the United States, treat at least 10 colorectal cancer patients per month, and have been practicing between 3 and 30 years. The survey included questions on how many patients have caregivers, who those caregivers are, their importance in disease management, their primary roles, and their participation in communication and treatment options.  
April 1, 2004

New Age of Aging: Key Survey Findings

In March and April of 2002, the Alliance sponsored a telephone survey of Baby Boomers and adults older than the Baby Boom generation.  Opinion Research Corp. conducted the survey of more than 1,000 individuals.  The results were released at an all-day editors' conference - Mature in a New Millenium in New York.
May 19, 2003

Ageism in Healthcare Testimony: Senate Special Committee on Aging

Daniel Perry, executive director of the Alliance for Aging Research, submitted testimony before the Senate Special Committee on Aging, highlighting…
February 1, 2002

Medical Never-Never Land: 10 reasons why America is not ready for the coming age boom

Published in 2002, this report anticipated the coming age boom and reported to the nation on the shortage of healthcare professionals trained to care for the nation's older patients.
June 1, 1999

Independence for Older Americans: An investment for our nation’s future

This seminal report from the Alliance revealed the enormous economic and social costs which result from lost independence in our…
January 19, 1999

Stem Cell Testimony: National bioethics advisory commission

Daniel Perry, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aging Research, discusses recent discoveries involving human embryonic stem cells.