Last month, a neuroscience paper got a lot of attention for reporting that Negative Age Stereotypes Predict Alzheimer’s Disease Biomarkers.
It was greeted by headlines such as:
If you think elderly people are icky, you’re more likely to get Alzheimer’s (Healthline)
Lack of respect for elderly may be fuelling Alzheimer’s epidemic (The Telegraph)
Your attitude about aging may impact how you age (TIME)
The research, published in the journal Psychology and Aging, wasn’t about Alzheimer’s