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Discrimination based on age, through hostile or negative attitudes, harmful actions or social exclusion.

Violence : Imposition of restrictions or social standards based on age, limited access to certain resources, prejudice, infantilization, scorn, etc.

Neglect : Failure to recognize or respond to ageist practices or comments, etc.

Signs: Failure to recognize a person’s rights, skills or knowledge, use of condescending language, etc.

NB: We are all influenced, to varying degrees, by negative stereotypes and discourses about older adults. These misguided assumptions lead us to misinterpret various situations, which can ultimately lead to mistreatment.