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Elderly In Modern America

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Older people in modern America are viewed much differently than they once were in the past. Grandparents went from giving every grandchild a very valuable life lesson to being ignored in the streets and at the dinner table. Everyone is so worried about what’s on their phone or tablet that they do not realize how little attention this generation of elders is receiving. Could the recent upgrade in technology be the result of modern America’s neglect towards elders or is it how little people care? Television shows, ads, and movies compromise our national image of the elderly. “Television shows often depict the older relative as doddering and feeble...” (Lauren Stiller Rikleen). In many movies and shows, elders are shown as churlish and sickly.
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