Aging, a negative label?

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McMaster Optimal Aging Portal
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Stereotypes, prejudices or discrimination against a person because of their age are a widespread phenomenon and pose a threat to the well-being of older adults.

Ageism refers to a negative view of aging and the elderly.

Older adults are at risk of internalizing negative stereotypes and prejudices, and showing ageism towards themselves and others.

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