Found this one in my google alerts today, about the positive and negative stereotypes around aging, ageism in the media, and what ‘successful aging’ is.
Enjoy the read!
“To better address the needs of older people, stop fussing over aging”
Let’s smash ageism!
Everybody forgets things from time to time. It’s true your recall may not be as good as it once was. But as this writer tells us, that’s a normal part of aging, and it’s different to the cognitive impairment that can herald the onset of dementia.
Ageism may be the one remaining socially acceptable bias. We know that language makes a difference, so stop calling your lapses of memory ‘senior moments’. Stay involved, stay connected, help a neighbor or friend, get outside and move for a half-hour most days, and nourish your body and soul.
Take a moment to reflect on how you can make a difference in this world. And happy Thanksgiving, however/if you celebrate it!
Ageism: it’s real, and it’s bad for you!
Because Twitter is in the midst of imploding and we haven’t reverted back to Facebook communication, we’re now using the blog to bring important issues to your attention. This is one that affects ALL of us. Enjoy the relatively short read. – Ed.