How to avoid gerontophobia and stay younger longer

Myths related to aging abound and many people unwittingly buy into them. Do so and you can develop gerontophobia, the fear of aging, which can diminish the joy and satisfaction that can occur along with wise maturity. Current brain research related to the aging process has revealed facts that have overturned many of these myths. Older people are not all alike. Brains actually become more different from each other as they get older. The brain can develop new cells. If you are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to age—and many are denied that—the aging process can offer many “ups.” They're called “golden years” for a reason!


This seminar discusses several myths of aging and presents the facts about those myths. Many are denied the opportunity of aging but for those who do have that opportunity, the aging process can offer many “ups” for those who identify and embrace them. In one sense it is important to become now the person you want to be then. Key strategies to help with the aging process are presented.


Approximately 50 minutes


People who are interested in identifying myths of aging and the facts related to them.


At the conclusion of the seminar, participants should be able to:

  • Describe five myths of aging and the corresponding facts related to them
  • State two key benefits that can accrue from brain aerobic exercises
  • List three strategies for enhancing the process of aging
Arlene TaylorPresented by Arlene R. Taylor PhD
Brain Function Specialist, Realizations Inc