Planning for the future: Be positive about ageing and you will live longer

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Planning for the future: Be positive about ageing and you will live longer

Ngaire Kerse

Ngaire Kerse

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Encourage older people to continue contributing to their families and whānau [Image: Jana Sabeth on Unsplash]

Professor Ngaire Kerse reflects on attitudes about ageing and how these can affect both your patients’ wellbeing and your own future

Key points, People with negative views of ageing have greater difficulty planning for the future, can struggle with relationships and are more likely to have depr, Pract Green w Pale Yellow
References

Hall S, Rennick K, Williams R. The Perennials: The Future of Ageing. London, UK: Ipsos MORI, Centre for Ageing Better; 2021. thinks.ipsos-mori.com