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Ageism disappears when young and old spend time together

Mixing younger and older people in various settings, combined with educating younger people about the ageing process and its misconceptions, works quickly to reduce ageism.

A new study has found that the topic of ageism is beginning to gain momentum, not only on local levels, but globally too.

David Burnes (an assistant professor of social work at the University of Toronto) explains: “There’s a difference in the way that older adults are treated, including the assumption that they’re less competent, with their views or opinions taken less seriously. There’s also a tendency to put older adults in a box in terms of the way they ought to behave or act.”

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