Age Bias

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Most people relate elderly people with how they are a nuisance. They walk the mall trails and get in our way as we try to make it down the aisle, they drive their cars 15 MPH slower than the speed limit in the fast lane, they have irritatingly slow speech and endless stories which bore us half to death. Age bias is prevalent in today's society. Two examples of this is the way elderly are portrayed in the media and treated in public. It is easily noticeable once made aware of the fact. Old people are depicted in the media almost as if the older you are the less value you have as a human being. Preconceived notions the American public has about the elderly's mental, physical health and capabilities perpetuate these negative st

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