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OLD AGE AND DEMENTIA

OLD AGE AND DEMENTIA

Part of a larger problem Doctors and others often rejoice in the fact that many people are now living in their late 80s and even 90s, and there are more centenarians today than a couple of generations ago. This is much more frequent in the industrialized west, but would soon be a reality in our country as well. It is no doubt a laudable achievement for medical science as a whole, but a growing population of such an advanced age poses its own challenges. For only a small minority of people in this age group are truly disease-free. The need for medical attention is greater; the ability to take care of oneself diminishes with the passage of years, thus placing...
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