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Aging Bodies Can House Strong, Agile Minds

AgingBodyAdult children are right to be aware of their parents’ physical and mental changes since there’s no way to stop the aging process. However, as a columnist on caregiving and a forum moderator, I’m seeing something very scary happening far too often. Ageism is overtaking common sense and respect. The fact that someone is over 65, and perhaps has arthritis and controlled high blood pressure, does not make this person cognitively unstable. Dementia doesn’t necessarily step in even after – gasp! – age 70.

Read the full article on HealthCentral about avoiding stereotyping your elder's cognitive health because of some physical issues:

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