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Changing the conversation: How Americans talk, think and feel about aging

Changing the conversation: How Americans talk, think and feel about aging

In my 25 years as a physician, I've never heard anyone describe themselves as a "functionally impaired patient with chronic multiple conditions," a "long-term care recipient" or a "dual eligible." Yet these types of terms are used every day among healthcare professionals, policy wonks and advocates to describe the very people on whose behalf we work.