TRENDS is a network of researchers working to accelerate scientific understanding of old-age disability and dementia trends.

The network explores the causes and consequences of past, current, and future disability and dementia trends. TRENDS also reviews findings from new studies, reconciling differences as needed across studies and populations in the U.S. and abroad. TRENDS offers network members a collegial environment that facilitates open discussion of salient issues and cutting-edge research.

TRENDS Bibliography. The TRENDS network maintains a bibliography that may be accessed by the public on Zotero. The bibliography consists of published and unpublished studies that examine secular trends among older adults in disability, dementia, and health more generally, including mortality.

TRENDS Latest Special Issue: Why Does Health in the US Continue to Lag Behind. Journals of Gerontology: Series B 77(Suppl 2), 2022.

Latest disability trends are available through a series of online dashboards and a companion chartbook from the National Health and Aging Trends Study.