Join the WHO Call for an End to Ageism

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Well, 2016 is almost over and I hope that you are all enjoying the holiday season, particularly those of you out there who are healthcare professionals working over this season.

So should we have any New Year Resolutions? Well, I can only think of one and that was one put forward by WHO in September this year on the International Day of Older Persons. On that day they released an important statement about Ageism which I am sure you will find I referred to within this Blog. Around the same time, they also released an Editorial in the Bulletin of the World Health Organisation calling for a global campaign to combat ageism. All I can say is that remains my resolution and one of the key reasons I write this Blog. If you want to see the editorial you can access it here.

Valuing older people: time for a global campaign to combat ageism

Rather than review the year I thought you might find this more useful the British geriatric Society on their Blog this week have highlighted the most downloaded journal articles of 2016 from their Journal Age and Ageing. This link will take you to the Blog from where you should be able to access the articles, and if you have the right permissions should be able to download them for free. To see the top six go to

https://britishgeriatricssociety.wordpress.com/2016/12/26/shane-ohanlons-age-ageing-christmas-review-part-2/

Have a happy Hogmanay and see you all Next Year in 2017!

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