Ageism: Do I Have It? What Can I Do About It?

December 02, 2020 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Racism and sexism grab headlines, but there’s another “ism” that shouldn’t be overlooked: ageism. Thought to be the most common and accepted prejudice, ageism takes many shapes: saying you had a “senior moment” when you lose your keys; assuming an older person is a technological luddite; or beauty marketing urging you to erase your fine lines and wrinkles. All of it is ageist.

Hear from UAlberta professor Donna Wilson, '81 BScN, '93 PhD, who shares research on the forms of ageism and its effect on people — both old and young. Find out how to recognize ageism and how to address it for everyone’s benefit.


Donna Wilson, '81 BScN, '93 PhD, is a nursing professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta. Her program of research focuses on health services and health policy, primarily in relation to aging, ageism and end-of-life care, including bereavement. Much of her work is oriented to mythbusting, with the aim of eliminating ageism and ensuring effective and accessible healthcare services for older and also younger people. She has published more than 400 articles, books, book chapters and other peer-reviewed communications.


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