Myth Busters

Myth: Older Adults Are Lonely And Depressed

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When we look at the research around this belief, we find that in truth, older adults are happier, less depressed, and feel less lonely than their children or grandchildren. Large studies done over the last dozen years, in both the United States and the UK, show that less than one-third of seniors describe themselves as […]

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Myth: Older People Can’t Learn New Things

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I have so much fun debunking myths about seniors. I see it as a personal challenge to take on these untruths and set the world straight about how amazing seniors actually are. We are blessed with organs that have the power to regenerate themselves, grow new parts and survive and thrive against high odds. Our […]

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Myth: Aging Makes You Unproductive

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The findings from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics breaks this myth wide open. It seems that as the kiddos leave the nest, so do the parents. According to the latest data, a whopping 29% of the population, the highest number of folks who volunteer, begin giving back around age forty-five. This number dips a […]

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Myth: All Seniors Have Dementia

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Did you know all seniors suffer from dementia? Many younger people truly believe all seniors suffer from dementia. Dementia being the umbrella term for degenerative brain diseases, of which Alzheimer’s is the most recognizable expression. The truth here is that in the last twenty years, the number of folks demonstrating non-Alzheimer dementia symptoms has dropped […]