Ageism: Bad for Health, Healthcare, and Research – October CARE Connections

Holding negative age stereotypes has been shown to decrease health-promoting behaviors, worsen health outcomes, and increase healthcare spending.

Read how School of Nursing faculty are challenging ageism in the October issue of CARE Connections, the monthly newsletter of the SoN’s Center for Aging Research and Education. Here’s an excerpt:

“Everything was centered around the patient being tired. But the reviewers were saying, ‘That’s another issue with older adults—how much can they actually engage in these conversations?’” 

This month’s CARE Connections also includes information about a study of augmented reality for home assessments; a profile of CARE Affiliate Kimberly Mueller, PhD, CCC-SLP; and news and events related to older adult health and well-being.

Sign up to receive future issues by email on the CARE website.

This post was authored by Diane Farsetta on 10/27/2021.