Myths and Realities of Aging


Each of us experiences aging in individual and unique ways. However, there are some common realities of aging that are important to know as we approach our later years, just as there are some myths that have been perpetuated. This module will help you distinguish between the myths and realities.

1. Distinguish myths versus reality regarding the physical aspects of aging.
2. Understand the myths and realities of aging with regard to cognitive and mental status.
3. Understand the stereotypes associated with an aging population.