Older Adult, Older Person, Senior, Elderly or Elder: A Few Thoughts on the Language we use to Reference Aging. 30 October By Alison Taylor. 30 October.
Ageist terms tend to diminish older adults, yet ageism is rampant in health care, stereotyping older folks as sick, frail, and physically dependent. Ageism can.
When does a person become 'elderly'?” I bravely (read 'foolishly') replied, “We use the word elder as a term of respect for the older adult.