Why Ageism Makes Us Sick – November CARE Connections

How does ageism against older adults affect health and healthcare? Read the November issue of CARE Connections, the monthly newsletter of the School of Nursing’s Center for Aging Research and Education.

Here’s an excerpt:
“Those with positive attitudes towards aging increase their longevity by seven and a half years,” says Abramson. “Imagine if there was a virus that shortened everyone’s life by seven and a half years. Wouldn’t we be doing all that we could to stop it? Wouldn’t NIH be pouring money into solving it?”

This month’s CARE Connections also includes a profile of CARE Affiliate and SoN Associate Professor Barb King, and news and events relevant to older adult health, along with a list of SoN tools to put into practice – and around the holiday dinner table with family.

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This post was authored by Diane Farsetta on 11/15/2018.