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Counting the cost

As everyone knows, the issues surrounding growing and/or being old are some of the most pressing for modern society – not least because of increasing human longevity and the attendant alleged under-shooting of actuarial projections as to how the potential costs to the taxpayer of prolonged heath care and pensions will be paid for.

Despite the eternal truth that nobody will ever survive old age, the world is full of advice as to how best to retain your marbles, spend your ‘grey £s’ and stay younger longer. It seems that  maintaining one’s ‘quality of life’ is virtually all that matters these days.

In which context, here’s another ‘how to’ media story – this time on warding off the onset of dementia – which might interest the growing numbers of National Rust readers – as published on the website of THE INDEPENDENT

About Wendy Lewis

A former GP in the Home Counties, Wendy’s busy life revolves around her husband, grandchildren and two Labrador dogs – though not necessarily in that order. More Posts