Episode 23 - How COVID-19 has made ageism worse
Dr Doug and Dave explore ageism. Defined by Dr Doug as an unfavourable age-related stereotype and age-based discrimination, ageism is a global challenge.
The duo expresses concern at the UK being described by researchers as institutionally ageist. Evidence suggests that older people in the UK are demonised and the situation has worsened during COVID-19.
Dr Doug and Dave discuss ageism issues from employment to care and highlight the instances where dignity and respect have proven to be lacking. As well as profile positive initiatives like return to work programs for retirees that would like to revisit work.
Listen in for more exciting advances and the challenges that society has yet to overcome.