As with Afghanistan, some veterans homes have collapsed under the weight of a crisis, despite the backing of the U.S. government.
Surveyed seniors suggest ageism played part in pandemic mitigation strategies
Aug 18, 2021
A large survey from Ireland sheds light not only on the challenges posed for older adults by the pandemic, but on their hopes, determination — and one of their biggest pet peeves. (Hint: it’s a...
How COVID-19 unmasked ageism
Jan 25, 2021
For every occasion, even a pandemic, there appears to be a hashtag. One used to describe the coronavirus was particularly vile, particularly cruel: #BoomerRemover. There is, tragically, some truth to it,...
Clinical Briefs for Thursday, February 13
Feb 12, 2020
Ageism linked to health problems in the elderly … Study confirms diabetes drug’s link to heart problems … Simple blood test could help predict progression of Parkinson’s … EEG identifies...
It’s not about you. It’s about your age.
Aug 13, 2018
We often hear that ageism is one of the barriers facing long-term care residents these days. Turns out it’s a barrier many employees may be up against as well.
Invisible heroes seen
Jul 01, 2013
I’ve written a lot about ageism. About how people don’t value the contributions of seniors. About how long-term care residents are invisible and forgotten. About kids these days, and why they...