There is no such illness as ‘old age’.
Because of the diagnosis and therefore no treatment of people, after decades of neglect they are then seen in the A&E departments in the UK with irreversible medical conditions.
These become serious problems for the social care sector, and are also a burden on the benefits system. Other countries give ‘health MOTs’ after 55 years of age and we should follow suit.
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