Over the last few months, I’ve pored over many articles and books on ageism to find the latest research about aging and ageism. The result? A paper with facts and figures that defy many of the traditional negative stereotypes about all of us as we grow older, and that establish clearly that ageism does exist.

Many of you have asked for book recommendations. Thankfully, there are more than a couple good books on ageism. Here are some of my favorites:

Applewhite, Ashton, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism, Networked Books, 2016. (Also her website.)

Gullette, Margaret Morganroth, Ending Ageism or How Not to Shoot Old People, Rugers University Press, 2017.

Jenkins, Jo Ann, Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age, Gale, Cengage Learing, 2016.

Lacus, Mark, MD, MPH, Treat Me, Not My Age: A Doctor’s Guide to Getting the Best Care as You or a Loved One Gets Older, Viking Penguin, 2010.

Nelson, Todd, Ed., Ageism: Stereotyping and Prejudice Against Older Persons, The MIT Press, 2002.

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