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Gerontology Resources: Videos

Aging in America: Triumph or Tragedy?

The 2010 Aging in America Conference held in Chicago sponsored by the American Society of Aging.

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TEDTalk

There's an irony behind the latest efforts to extend human life: It's no picnic to be an old person in a youth-oriented society. Older people can become isolated, lacking meaningful work and low on funds. In this intriguing talk, Jared Diamond looks at how many different societies treat their elders — some better, some worse — and suggests we all take advantage of experience.

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