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Asking older people two simple questions accurately detects depression risk, study finds

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: (Published 20 February 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j874

In Praise of the Elderly

We're very vain. We want to live, but we don't want to age or look old. What should we do? Since living and aging are inseparable, and old age is inevitable, we should celebrate, not segregate, the elderly. Wizened but wise, the elderly teach us that senescence isn't convalescence or obsolescence, but the very essence of our soul's solitary sojourn in space, time, and fate.

Competing interests: No competing interests

21 February 2017
Hugh Mann
New York, NY, USA