Banishing the Myths of Aging

The University of Pittsburgh Institute on Aging has a superb website, filled with information and resources on aging and supplemented with links that can help people solve problems and better understand medical conditions. The site is easy for seniors, families, and caregivers to navigate. Many of the resources are Pennsylvania specific, however others, like the links to descriptions of diseases and medical conditions, can be used by everyone.

The website’s best section is on aging myths and emerging realities. I wish I could fit all of these explanations on wallet-sized cards, keep them in my purse, and hand them out each time I hear a person use inaccurate information. Ageism is a terrible problem.

Banish the myths!

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