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National Academy of Medicine: New Report From Global Future Council on Longevity

Oct 29, 2020 - Targeted News Service

The National Academy of Medicine issued the following news:

A new report from the Global Future Council on Longevity presents opportunities to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on older people.

The council, which was convened to inform and drive action and impact by engaging stakeholders to address issues around COVID-19 and the ability of older persons to thrive during and after the pandemic, is co-chaired by National Academy of Medicine (NAM) President Victor Dzau, MD.

The five thematic areas discussed in the paper include 1) ageism in the time of COVID-19; 2) converging pandemics: isolation and loneliness; 3) home and community-based care; 4) long-term care facilities; and 5) the impact of COVID-19 on older adults in low- and middle-income countries (LM...