Although ageing is often seen as being equal to chronic illness and impairment, older people are a vastly heterogeneous group. In reality, most of us is will age actively and in good health. Perceptions that older persons are intrinsically weak and frail are driven by ageism, meaning stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination on the basis of age. Nevertheless, it is important to acknowledge that with increasing age, the likelihood of disabilities also increases.
Read our article (by Nena Georgantzi, AGE Human Rights Manager)