Friday 9 December 2016

We are healthier and hope to live longer - but are we really prepared for old age?

Published 27/11/2015 | 02:30

One in every five people in 20 years' time will be over 65'
One in every five people in 20 years' time will be over 65'

Right now, in Ireland, there is a disease for which we have found no cure. Sufferers are the most neglected, worst-treated members of our society, when in fact they should be celebrated and cherished for their massive contribution to Irish life.

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We are warned that in a few years' time, this disease will be a real epidemic, one for which we are not ready or making any preparation.

I am talking about old age.

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