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Gerontophobia is the name given to the fear of ageing and the elderly.

Discrimination and ageism have been strongly linked to gerontophobia.

This unreasonable fear or hatred of the elderly is associated with the fact that someday all young people will grow old and that old age is associated with death. This unwillingness to accept death manifests in feelings of hostility and discriminatory acts towards the elderly.

On a lighter note ! This amusing video from You Tube contains some amusing sterotypical observations.



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Designer of the Dementia Assistance Card and Points Of Light award recipient, Caron hopes to help carers when resources are limited and demand is ever-increasing. I am here to support you.

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