If you are prejudiced against older people, you are prejudiced against your own future self: UK doctor

Dr Lucy Pollock, author of The Book About Getting Older. PHOTOS: PENGUIN BOOKS, KELLY JAMES
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SINGAPORE – Should I be taking all these different medicines? Are they actually doing me any good? Do I want to live longer?

When British geriatrician Lucy Pollock, 56, was a young doctor, these were some questions her elderly patients and their families would have done well to ask, but often did not.

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