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Myths about digital technology and older adults

In the age of rapid technological advance there are myths about older adults’ difficulties in using technology. Here I will debunk two common myths: first, the idea that age-related functional decline is entirely responsible; and second, the notion that everyone will be technologically adept once today’s older adults are gone.

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Johnson, J.A. Myths about digital technology and older adults. Nat Aging 2, 1073–1076 (2022).

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