Are Older People Treated With Less Respect?

Do you think you get worse service and people treat you with less respect and courtesy if you’re older? A surprising proportion of older people say ‘yes.’ In fact, one in three say they feel they’ve been mistreated because of their age, according to a recent study published in Research on Aging. Even more troubling, the effects of this perceived discrimination results in more depression and lower ratings of self-reported health, reports the New York Times. The study looked at the …