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Elizabeth A. Carter


Elizabeth A. Carter, PhD, is a senior health services research advisor at the AARP Public Policy Institute. Her areas of expertise include epidemiology, public health, disease prevention, and mental health. Read her full biography.
The pandemic is disproportionately impacting Native Americans, but the full extent is unknown due to a lack of data.
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Rural areas are being hit hard by COVID-19. The CARES Act can help, but more will be needed.
Here are some suggestions to help the grieving process move forward in spite of constraints brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s completely normal to feel anxiety and stress during the COVID-19 pandemic, but taking care of your emotional health will help protect you and your family.
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Older adults who get a Medicare Annual Wellness Visit are more than four times as likely to be screened for depression as those who opt out of this free health benefit
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Many eligible Medicare enrollees do not take advantage of their annual wellness visit benefit, or even understand what it is.
The Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program helps older adults with prediabetes make the required lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes, but there are currently few providers available to meet the growing need for the program
One quarter of Medicare Advantage enrollees used the annual wellness visit benefit in 2015—42% higher than the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services estimate for annual wellness visits in the traditional Medicare population
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Dementia is an increasingly prevalent condition that millions of families must deal with every day. It can be taxing—emotionally, physically, and financially—for all involved, and people are understandably looking for help wherever they can find it. However, there could be a big disconnect between…
Providers continue to prescribe potentially harmful antipsychotic (AP) medications to older adults with dementia, putting them at increased risk of adverse health events such as stroke and death
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