Review Article
Volume 13 Issue 11 - 2021
Ageism Anachronistic View of Society as a Risk Factor for Mental Health
Maria Jesús Comellas*
Emeritus Professor of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain
*Corresponding Author: Maria Jesús Comellas, Emeritus Professor of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain.
Received: September 17, 2021; Published: October 12, 2021




Abstract

It is briefly stated because the multiple social changes that promote longevity do not diminish the stereotypes that perpetuate the anachronistic gaze towards the senior generation. Roles and difficulties continue to be attributed to this increasingly numerous generations through the attitudes of professional people who perpetuate anachronistic images, support models, care and leisure.

This vision perpetuates the bias of the proposals and discriminations of health services and social offers responsible for offering a higher quality of life, which entails serious individual and social consequences for both health and relationships between generations.

A paradigm shift is proposed and, as an example, an interuniversity project is exposed: "Construction of knowledge from multigenerational relationships" that is being carried out, following the parameters of the Participatory Action Research methodology with the participation of the three generations: generation senior, students, teachers. The senior generation mentors the research work of high school or university students, contributing the knowledge and experience accumulated throughout life.

Keywords: Knowledge; Intergenerational Relationships; Investigation; Mentoring; Interdependence; Satisfactory Aging

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Citation: Maria Jesús Comellas. “Ageism Anachronistic View of Society as a Risk Factor for Mental Health”. EC Neurology 13.11 (2021): 01-10.

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