Four studies are being conducted by the W.H.O regarding the inevitable process of aging (Health Problem) and efforts are being done in order to cope with a solution for this prevalent health problem.
There are also reported efforts being made to conclude aging and find ways to avoid it. As a first step in the campaign, announced in 2016, W.H.O. has invested half a million dollars in research.
Four teams around the world are collecting and assessing the available evidence on aging — its causes and consequences caused by it, as well as how to combat it, and how best to measure it.
The work of WHO is expected to be published in a year and the reports regarding the United Nations is also expected to fall on the same date as the other one.
One of the research groups, at Cornell University, has already completed its task and is about to publish its study in the American Journal of Public Health. It is being expected that they are going to bring some good news and help the people fighting with the inevitable process of becoming old.
The team spent a year and a half sifting through dozens of articles, from the 1970s through last year, evaluating anti-ageism programs and doing certain efforts which may help to make people aware of ageism.
Heed was paid to this topic and people in the country began to look after the process after a psychiatrist i.e. Dr. Robert Butler proposed the term” ageism” for this in 1969.
“But are they doing any good?” asked Karl Pillemer, a gerontologist and senior author of the study.
“Do interventions that purport to change people’s attitudes about ageism actually work?” The researchers analyzed 64 studies, most conducted in the United States, involving 6,124 participants, from preschoolers to young adults.
The investigators classified about a third of the programs studied as intergenerational, meaning they created contacts between young and old that, hence, will aid in an increment of brotherhood among them and minimize differentiation.