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Episode 45: How Your Attitude Can Change Your Experience of Aging Patricia D’Antonio

For those with a strong biomarker or gene for Alzheimer’s- when you have positive outlook on aging, you are 50% less likely to develop Alzheimer’s than those with a negative perception on aging” 

Statistically, people fear Alzheimer’s more than death! But what if I told you that there was a practice that can significantly reduce your chance of getting Alzheimer’s by reframing your thoughts? Today’s guest, Patricia D’Antonio, has a lot of great answers for us.

Show notes:

Today’s guest, Patricia D’Antonio, is the Vice President of Policy & Professional Affairs of the Gerontological Society of America, Project Director Reframing Aging, has a BS from Duchanne and an MS from Temple, and a board-certified geriatric pharmacist. On today’s episode, Tricia and I discuss changing mindsets and attitudes towards aging, ageism, and age stereotypes – and the surprisingly positive results for everyone when those mindsets change. Aging happens to all of us, and we can choose how we think about it – from buying age-positive birthday cards to research and public policies that benefit us all.

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