Ageism highlighted in new campaign

The Centre for Ageing Better has launched ‘Age Without Limits’, a new campaign shining a light on ageism.  

The campaign is aiming to challenge the impact of ageism, highlighting that this can affect an older person’s health, job prospects and the way a person lives their life, with a knock-on effect on society and the economy. 

Some of the key-findings of this campaign that relate to health as a person ages include: 

  • Older people are more likely to be prescribed anti-depressants for mental health issues and less likely to be referred for talking therapies than younger adults. 
  • People with a negative idea about later life might delay seeking medical help for a health issue if they consider health issues to be a normal part of ageing. 

You can find out more about the campaign here: