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ageism

Negative attitudes toward aging

compassionate ageism

A belief that older people are needy and deserve special policies to help them.

new ageism

Stereotyping old age as a time of loss and decline to justify help for older people.

gerontology

The social or natural scientific study of aging

geriatrics

The medical practice of care for older people.

elderspeak

A specialized speech register resembling baby talk in addressing older adults having a negative effect on the older person

scapegoating

Blaming a person or groups (such as elders) for a complex hard-to-solve social problem (such as the national debt)

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