Yesterday, the Irish Independent featured a very interesting article from David McWilliam. The author of the article was reflecting back to the death of his own father (79 yrs.) five years ago. His father was a healthy man up to a number of years before he died, but over-night his quality of life plummeted dreadfully.
In 1961, there were 315,000 people aged 65 or over in the Republic of Ireland. At the 2011 census, there was 531,600 – this trend is set to change drastically in the decades ahead.
You can read David McWilliam’s article and concerns by clicking – HERE