Stereotypes in Late Adulthood: Factors of Ageism & Counter-Tactics


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The period of life after age 65 is called _____.

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1. Discrimination against someone due to their age is called _____.

2. Which of the following is a term for simplified, demeaning speech used when talking to older adults?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to test your knowledge about different issues related to aging and methods of preventing some of the negative effects of getting older.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz will teach you about:

  • Term that means discrimination based on age
  • 'Baby talk' sometimes used with older adults
  • Dealing with physical deterioration
  • Fighting off depression

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about ageism in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about depression in older age and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding physical decline

Additional Learning

The attached lesson called Stereotypes in Late Adulthood: Factors of Ageism & Counter-Tactics will prepare you to:

  • Name examples of ageism in the workplace and elsewhere
  • Understand dementia
  • Discuss ways that someone in late adulthood can improve their physical and cognitive skills