What Young People Need to Know about Ageism

It is a commonplace that older adults might face obstacles that young people might not be aware of. But what if the young are somehow contributing to heightening the burdens of older people?  This can be the case with ageism. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), ageism is a habit of stereotyping which leads to prejudice, and discrimination against people on the basis of their age. This is a widespread practice which has harmful effects on the health of older adults.