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    Issue Brief
    February 2020 Issue Brief
    Executive Summary

    By 2031, the largest segment of the U.S. population—the Baby Boom generation—will reach the age of 85 (Alzheimer’s Association, 2018; Crimmins, 2015). At this age, people experience the greatest number and most extreme effects of the normal changes associated with aging. It is also the age associated with the highest risk of developing dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease and LATE (limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy) (Alzheimer’s Association, 2018; Crimmins, 2015; Nelson et al., 2019). 

    Issue Brief
    April 2019 Issue Brief
    A White Paper Supporting the Healthcare at Home Interactive Design Diagrams  
    Issue Brief
    February 2019 Issue Brief
    As part of the safety toolbox, in this issue brief you will learn about the importance of recognizing the presence of behavioral and mental health patients throughout a facility, the conditions of both self-harm and harm to others, including staff, and design considerations to mitigate the risk of injury associated with behavioral and mental health populations.
    Issue Brief
    February 2018 Issue Brief
    As part of the Behavioral & Mental Health toolbox, in this issue brief you will learn about the prevalence of behavioral and mental health conditions as comorbidities; design strategies for promoting psychological wellness; and a systematic benefit analysis approach to meet the psychological needs of all.

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