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The Power of Language to Create Culture Change – 12/11/2012

Language plays a crucial role in shaping the culture of aging and aging
services in our society. The words we use when talking to and about older
persons denote how they are valued, what is expected of them, and where they
stand with respect to the speaker.


In a newly published paper, Carmen Bowman, MHS, Judah Ronch PhD, and Galina
Madjaroff, MA explore how words do indeed make worlds. Learn
more about how the authors come to the conclusion that
cultures of care that honor those who live and work in them will find that
changing culture and changing language are complementary processes.

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