- Aging in Place, Living Well, Thriving at Home, Welderly, Zoomers
Medicine turned into health care, doctors became providers, small coffee cups became tall, exercise became fitness, recycling became a sustainability tactic. So it has come to pass that politically correct eventually becomes . . . correct. And everything else therefore becomes incorrect, inappropriate, or even offensive.
- Elderspeak: Another Manifestation of Ageism
One reader responded to the previous blog with a comment that “most nurses and aides use goo goo baby talk” when caring for old people. Technically speaking, that’s called elderspeak—and it is more than annoying. It’s downright skin crawling. I know I’m not in the professional caregiving business, but why would someone to talk to another person like that?
Ageism is one reason.