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Letters Aspects of old age

We all need help as we age

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 02 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6161
  1. Luc G Bonneux, senior researcher1
  1. 1NIDI, PB 11650, 2502 The Hague, Netherlands
  1. bonneux{at}

Richards writes: “Maybe the EU stands to achieve more through its public health programmes aimed at reducing the demand for care. There must also be scope for further ‘soft’ action to promote health literacy.”1 This is a persistent misunderstanding caused by a denial of ageing. A desirable human life course …

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