Elderspeak



noun

a manner of communicating to older people using a slow rate of speaking, simplified syntax, vocabulary restrictions, and exaggerated prosody on the assumption that their age makes them cognitively impaired
Examples

Elderspeak is common in nursing homes, hospitals and other settings where frail elders are found.

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