Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 2021 Oct 7;29(10):995-999. Epub 2021 Jul 7.
The Ottawa Hospital (KR), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; University of Ottawa (KR), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) (KR), Milwaukee, WI; Steering Group, Global Alliance on the Rights of Older People (GAROP) (KR); International Longevity Centre (ILC) (KR), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
The pandemic has put the spotlight on older people and on the topic of ageism. In early 2021, a call was made for input into the Thematic Report on Ageism and Discrimination to inform the United Nations Independent Expert on the Rights of Older Persons' forthcoming report to the 48th session of the Human Rights Council. The aim of this paper is to articulate the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) and the World Psychiatric Association Section of Old Age Psychiatry (WPA-SOAP) response to this call. Read More