When It Comes to Older Adults, Language Matters and Is Changing

The Journal of the American Society of Geriatrics (JAGS) has published a research letter, "When It Comes to Older Adults, Language Matters and Is Changing: American Geriatrics Society Update on Reframing Aging Style Changes."

In June 2017, JAGS adopted the American Medical Association Manual of Style including qualified recommendations for the language used to describe older people. Based on American Geriatrics Society Reframing Aging work with the Leaders of Aging Organizations and the FrameWorks Institute, these recommendations were grounded in building better public perceptions of aging.

In this analysis, the authors sought to understand how many of the papers subsequently published in JAGS had adopted these terminology preferences and compared the results with related searches across news coverage for the same time periods.

To read the research letter, click here.

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