Think twice before giving the back-handed compliment that reveals ageist thinking.
A mobile phone company wanted younger, more dynamic men than the current sales manager, and one line manager said he didn’t want a team of bald-headed men like him – the firm ended up having to pay £71,000 compensation for ageism and discrimination.
The common factor in countries that have good social care for older people is that their societies push for it, so accept paying higher taxes, whereas in the UK there is no such push, because of ageist attitudes.
Yesterday was World Suicide Prevention Day. The World Health Organisation’s figures show that every second someone commits suicide – one per second! Most of them are male, and certain groups are at higher risk of taking their lives.
Two decades of research into Alzheimer’s disease have failed to produce any effective therapies and the time has come to change direction, said the director
We’re going to miss Victoria Wood. She must have caused a spike in sales of ‘Woman’s Weekly’ magazine after she referred to an alternative use