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Old Age, Disease and Terminal Care: A Hindu Perspective
Old age, disease and terminal care: A Hindu perspective
S.K.Jindal

Aging is the normal progress of life; death is the inevitable conclusion. Aging results in the progressive peaking of a man's physical, social and psychological attributes, and culminating in an end which could be either sudden or slow. Although a disease can intervene somewhere (or anywhere) in the graph of life, it strikes more often in old age. Undoubtedly, old age is associated with disease and disability. However, it remains debatable whether this is merely an association or a cause-and-effect relationship.

Old Age and Disease Association

Leonard Larson, in a statement to the Senate Finance Committee,1 said: ‘There are no diseases of the aged, but simply diseases among the aged.’ ...

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