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Next Avenue Readers Speak Up About Elderspeak

  • Mar 12th, 2019
  • Meaghan Puglisi
  • 1-min Read

When Next Avenue first published their piece “The Negative Effects of Elderspeak” in one of their January issues, they received more than 11,000 reactions and almost 3,000 comments, clearly touching a nerve with readers. In a follow-up piece, Next Avenue senior features editor, Julie Pfitzinger, reached out to Joel Theisen, CEO of Lifespark for his opinion on the subject of elderspeak, here’s what he had to say about making sure we remove our internal biases about how we think people should age….read on for the full article and share your perspective!


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