Health in Old Age as a Challenge

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Health in Old Age as a Challenge
Introduction
It is becoming clear that with our aging population, there is a need to begin to see old age as a different process than in the past. By 2025, one in five Canadians will be 65 or older (Statistics Canada, 2010). The challenge that we, as a community, have begun to face is that our current health care system as it stands is not necessarily ready to manage this transition to providing for a elderly population. The result is that we need to make changes to the way that we manage growing older so that we can ensure that people are healthier as they age (Parker et al., 2007). At the same time, we know that psychological, mental and physical disabilities are linked to aging, and that a frail elderly...
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