Age-old questions remain

Evelyn Joel's harrowing death resurrects the questions that were so common after the Leas Cross and Rostrevor nursing-home scandals.

14th January, 2006

Evelyn Joel's harrowing death resurrects the questions that were so common after the Leas Cross and Rostrevor nursing-home scandals. Do we treat our elderly well? And how do we compare with other countries?

We suspect that older people were treated with more respect in previous generations. We extol the seeming unity and easy relationships within the extended families we see on Spanish beaches. We admire the value placed by Asians on the ageing process.

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