Even today, many myths and stereotypes exist about the older adult. Despite changing demographics and research in the area of gerontology, these biases and misconceptions are still present. The Learning Team assignment this week provides your team with the opportunity to review some of these myths or stereotypes.
Prepare a matrix similar to the example provided explaining the myths and stereotypes associated with older adults.
Include the following in your team’s matrix:
- A minimum of 100 words per box
- A minimum of three myths
- A minimum of three stereotypes
- Common issues associated with each myth and stereotype
- The fact or reality associated with each myth or stereotype
- An explanation of what is being done to prevent or eliminate these myths and stereotypes
- Examine the cultural and ethnic perspectives surrounding the myth or stereotype
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