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Monday, January 2, 2012

How Do We Get Past Ageism?

This material was provided by the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse.  There are twelve points made. I will be putting them on my blog over the next few weeks. If you are in a hurry to read them you can google the Network cite.

 1. Identify the myths and mis-information.

Recognize the myths about aging and negative attitudes about older adults. Start challenging the myths. There are many erroneous beliefs in our society - e.g. that older adults' lives are less valuable and older adults are less deserving of having their rights respected; that older adults feel emotional pain less or do not have sexual feelings; or that older adults are largely responsible for growing health care or other social costs.

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