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Ageism

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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)