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Great Myths of Aging

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Great Myths of Aging looks at the generalizations and stereotypes associated with older people and, with a blend of humor and cutting-edge research, dispels those common myths.

  • Reader-friendly structure breaks myths down into categories such as Body, Mind, and Living Contexts; and looks at myths from "Older people lose interest in sex" to "Older people are stingy"

  • Explains the origins of myths and misconceptions about aging

  • Looks at the unfortunate consequences of anti-aging stereotypes for both the reader and older adults in society