Article: 5 Aging myths debunked

McMaster Optimal Aging Portal, McMaster University
Description / Summary

Canadians are living longer than ever before, and poor health is not an inevitable part of the aging process. Using high-quality research evidence, the authors debunk popular aging misconceptions and change the way we think about growing older. The debunked myths are:

1. All older adults lose their teeth

2. Depression is a normal part of aging

3. Getting older inevitably leads to weakness, frailty and dependency

4. Older adults should limit physical activity

5. Old age means the end of sex

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