Myths and Realities of Aging
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Wilken, Carolyn S. 2003. “Myths and Realities of Aging: FCS2193/FY524, Rev. 12/2002”. EDIS 2003 (6). Gainesville, FL.


This fact sheet describes some of the prejudices our society has about aging. Ten of the most common myths of aging are explored. A description of what is really true follows each myth. This document is FCS2193, one of a series of the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, Florida Cooperative Extension Service,
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida: First published: June 1989. Reviewed: August 1999, March 2002. Revised: December 2002.
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