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  • 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.

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