A Summary And Critique Of This Article

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The summary and critique of this article brings to light some of the issues we are certain to face in the near future, and an approach to fixing an expected crisis of neglected quality of life among aging populations. It is evident older individuals were not primary targets for health promotion and disease-prevention programs, and it is being distinctively realized as the generation of the baby boom produces a large increase in this elderly population pool. With an increase in longevity due to advances in medicine, there is a dire need to address this neglect to individuals after they reach a certain age. This should have been noticed before, but it is easier to see the problem now, as there are more people currently and expected to be impacted. There is a prevalence of having an ageist stereotypical mindset in our country as a whole, and this article depicts the negative impact of ageist stereotypes on health, functioning, and well-being of the elderly population. After acknowledging the fact of ageist stereotypes being commonplace, this article discusses strategies to put in effect which will diminish the credibility of ageist stereotypes and will foster an environment where older adults may live a respected, fulfilling lifestyle. The article begins by presenting statistics of the current age demographics in America. This was published in 2003, when one in eight Americans were aged sixty five or greater, and there was an increase in people living into their 80s, 90s, and

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