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3 People Who Will Change the Way the World Views Aging

William Thomas, M.D., co-founder of the Eden Alternative and Green House Project—two initiatives aimed at transforming the future of eldercare—speaks at TEDxSF about the root causes of ageism, and how it can be overcome:

Finally, we come to Aubrey de Grey’s 2009 TEDMED talk, where he outlines the theory how modern medicine could be used to “end aging” by performing ongoing maintenance on the human body:

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By Anne-Marie Botek, AgingCare.com Editor

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8:26AM PDT on Jul 8, 2013

we should treat our older travelers kindly. thanks for the article

12:38AM PDT on Jun 2, 2013

noted

5:04AM PDT on May 26, 2013

Great videos, thanks!

No thanks to the fashion and beauty industries, we have become obsessed with this thing called youth and come to regard aging as something horrible! According to them, we should get rid of every ounce of fat on our body, every fine line and wrinkle on our face, EVEN our photos should not be spared!

Well, have I got news for you! Aging is not something horrible! I've just turned senior citizen last year and I'm having a great time. I work, I play, I entertain, I exercise, I travel and I've never done a single procedure to my face and I love the way I look! And I'm sure there're millions out there who're in the same boat.

6:25PM PDT on May 19, 2013

I see every day what happens to seniors that nobody wants and it is NOT pretty.

8:44AM PDT on May 17, 2013

interesting

6:32AM PDT on May 17, 2013

Thanks.!!

4:35AM PDT on May 17, 2013

Great article. Thanks for sharing.

12:23PM PDT on May 15, 2013

Media has a huge impact on how we approach aging!!!....
In Sweden you hardly ever see an elderly human being on TV, in newspapers, on commercials,on radio etc. etc...
I think it is a disgrace!!....
Senior citizens has SO much to share and learn the society...
In this world we are missing lots of GREAT human values and skills!....just because aging has become a problem....instead of an asset!!.

7:30PM PDT on May 12, 2013

We can learn from our Seniors, they can teach us so much!
Thank You

6:18PM PDT on May 11, 2013

It requires someone who is creative, and a caring community to pull off something like this where the environment brings out the best in people. What is striking about this article is that this transformation took place within a lower income senior community.

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