Family & Caregivers
Aging Myths and Emerging Realities
As society continues to age, perceptions of older adults often fail to accurately reflect the changing face of the aging population. In an attempt to dispel some of the more common societal myths about aging, Richard Schulz, PhD, Associate Director for the Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services and the University of Pittsburgh, contrasts old beliefs with current views based on his scientific research.
You can access common myths and emerging realities for the following areas of aging:
Excerpts taken from the text:
Schulz, R., and Salthouse, T. (1999). Adult Development and Aging: Myths and Emerging Realities. NJ: Prentice Hall.