I was saddened to
read last week of the death of Dr. Robert Butler, age 83.  Dr. Butler was a renowned psychiatrist,
Pulitzer-prize-winning author, and fierce advocate for seniors.  In his book, Why Survive? Being Old in America, Dr. Butler coined the term
“ageism,” and argued for a national policy on aging.

We owe many of our
geriatric break-throughs to Dr. Butler’s work. He was the founding director of
the National Institute on Aging, he
helped start and led the American Association
for Geriatric Psychiatry
, the Alzheimer’s Disease Association and the International Longevity Center.

To learn more about
Dr. Butler and his extraordinary life, read his obituary from the New
York Times

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