How to Treat the Elderly, According to the Elderly

Getting old is different than it used to be. Thanks to advances in medicine, plastic surgery, and adequate hair-dye, 50 is the new 30, 70 is the new 50, and 50 isn't really all that old anyways. Still, aging isn't easy. Many hold prejudices about what getting old does to the brain and body, and the world can be unkind. We spoke with some seniors about how they wanted to be treated now that they're in their golden years. One thing they all agree on: Though they may be long in the tooth, none of them thinks of themselves as ancient. Keep that in mind when dealing with them. Because you'll be there soon enough.