Children absorb these stereotypes from a young age. And ageism is all around us.
Repeated storytelling from elderly relatives doesn’t necessarily always signal age or cognitive decline. It’s about conveying memories and values to a new generation.
The UK government is about to reform social care, but the focus is likely to be on funding, not the companies that are allowed to have a stake in the sector.
Healing is a complicated process. As people age, higher rates of disease and the fact that old cells lose the ability to divide slow this process down.