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Elder Care

What is background information?

Background information provides basic facts, history, descriptions and concepts about your topic.  Use only the information that you find useful in starting your research. You can always return to your sources if you need more in-depth information as you get deeper into your research topic.

Reference / Background Resources

PBS Frontline Documentary: Living Old

Recommended reference books for background information

New York Times Aging Population Predictor




Click on the link to see the interactive table.