Senior moments, increasing isolation, an inability to grow and change -- these are just a few of the common stereotypes about what people can expect later in life. But thanks to the research of scientists and pollsters, these tired cliches have been largely proven to be untrue. Of course, it's hard to know first-hand until you've been there, but here are 10 popular ideas about what it's like to grow older that have been debunked over the past decade or so.
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