Negative attitudes toward aging
A belief that older people are needy and deserve special policies to help them.
Stereotyping old age as a time of loss and decline to justify help for older people.
The social or natural scientific study of aging
The medical practice of care for older people.
A specialized speech register resembling baby talk in addressing older adults having a negative effect on the older person
Blaming a person or groups (such as elders) for a complex hard-to-solve social problem (such as the national debt)