Shattering stereotypes: aging adults aren't naturally unhappy

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Publication Type Journal Article
Department Office of Public Affairs, University Health Care
Creator Sample, Susan
Title Shattering stereotypes: aging adults aren't naturally unhappy
Date 1998-12
Description Healthy older adults ramain engaged and interested in life. Just because they're aging doesn't mean they lose interest in life. "In this culture, we have a perception of what it's like to grow old: life isn't a whole lot of fun" We have an image of older adults whose faces are lined with fatigue as much as time, sitting alone as they stare out at a future that holds no promise. We need to shatter our stereotype of aging so we can see that there is a growing public health problem: depression in those 65 years and older. "From a public health point of view, geriatric depression is much more important than many other illnesses you hear about." Society pays tremendous costs both financially and emotionally for not treating it.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah Health Sciences Center
Volume 22
Issue 3
First Page 16
Last Page 21
Subject Aging Adults; Depression; Geriatrics
Subject MESH Aged; Depression; Geriatrics
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Sample, S., Shattering Stereotypes: Aging Adults Aren't Naturally Unhappy. Health Sciences Report. 1998 Winter 22(3):16-21.
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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