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Tips to help address ageism during the pandemic

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  • Website: American Psychological Association
  • Resource type: General web page

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Ageism in the era of COVID-19 impacts the care and wellbeing of older adults. The media and society have portrayed older adults as weak and burdensome. This is dangerous as it makes it okay to disregard the dignity of older adults and their needs. Read this resource to learn how to address ageism during COVID-19.

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Rated on: 6/4/2020 12:33:34 AM

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