By 2040, experts predict, one in every four Americans will be over the age of 65. In many societies, the aged are treated with great respect and are considered to have great wisdom. In most Western societies, however, the needs of the elderly may be shifted to the backburner since the emphasis is on youth, productivity, and affluence. The mass media has frequently been taken to task for failing to represent the realities of life for seniors, leading to negative images that may threaten the... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2021. 5p.