Our perception of aging has directly influenced the way in which our systems and families care for our seniors.
Why are we so afraid of aging? Why do we only see negative aspects of aging? This week’s guest, Dr. Marc Agronin, author of How We Age: A Doctor’s Journey into the Heart of Growing Old and I discuss how society understands aging and the ways in which those misconceptions drive how we care for and support our seniors.
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Stephanie Erickson is a clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience as a geriatric social worker. Her primary area of practice focuses on…
Stephanie Erickson is a clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience as a geriatric social worker. Her primary area of practice focuses on Dementia and decision-making capacity. She works with seniors living autonomously, in care facilities, in acute care at the hospital, and who are living with family. Stephanie also provides training and consultation to families, the Alzheimer’s Society, community groups, financial and legal institutions and at professional conferences. She hosts her own weekly podcast called Caregivers’ Circle. She founded Erickson Resource Group which offers holistic services to seniors and their families. Check out her free guide to initiating conversations with aging relatives.