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Karma Bites Back: Hating on the elderly may put you at risk of Alzheimer’s

Next time you’re stuck behind a slow-moving older person and find yourself entertaining negative stereotypes about aging, consider this: A new study finds that people who were inclined to believe that older people were slower, unhappier and less sharp than the rest of us are more likely — when, decades later, they become older themselves — to exhibit the brain changes seen in those with Alzheimer’s disease.