Elders Suffer Disproportionately During Heat Waves, Other Disasters

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Older People and Heat Waves

Recent natural disasters have negatively affected older people significantly more than other demographic groups, yet few steps have been taken to improve ensuing relief efforts, according to the latest issue of the Public Policy & Aging Report (PP&AR), a quarterly publication of the National Academy on an Aging Society.

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Under the subject of "Disasters and Aging," this installment of the PP&AR also features articles discussing the impact of national crises and the lessons policymakers can learn from them.

Two major weather events in the past several years have wreaked special havoc on older adults

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