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Topic: dementia

Ethicist says keeping people alive wastes money

A professor has suggested in the BMJ that hydrating and feeding dementia patients ‘skews’ resources

We must follow the African example and respect our old people properly

The recent scandals in the NHS highlight our society’s lack of respect for old people. We should offer more help to families caring for relatives, but we also have to change our attitude towards the elderly