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Myths and realities of aging.
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PMID:  17214247     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
As the aging population expands, it will become increasingly important for health care providers to become aware of and sensitive to the needs and concerns of older adults. Ageism is a term that describes negative stereotyping of older adults and discrimination because of older age. Health concerns and symptoms in the elderly may be overlooked or dismissed as part of the normal aging process. Consequently, several conditions in olders adults are significantly underdiagnosed and undertreated Misconceptions about aging frequently encountered in medicine and in society at large include issues involving sexuality, sleep disturbance, depression, cognitive impairment, and substance abuse. We can learn to recognize ageist notions that influence medical practice. Perhaps by becoming more aware of myths and realities of aging, we can improve the health and quality of life of our elderly patients.
Brooke Salzman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Care management journals : Journal of case management ; The journal of long term home health care     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1521-0987     ISO Abbreviation:  Care Manag J     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-11     Completed Date:  2007-11-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888264     Medline TA:  Care Manag J     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  141-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Family and Community Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Alcoholism / epidemiology
Cognition Disorders / epidemiology
Health Services Needs and Demand
Health Services for the Aged / organization & administration*
Risk Factors
Suicide / statistics & numerical data
United States / epidemiology

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