Quote: Senility in Old Age

Title: The Children of Men
Author: PD James
Page: 103

Odd, isn’t it? Almost the whole of modern medical research is dedicated to improving health in old age and extending the human life-span and we get more senility, not less. Extending it for what? We give them drugs to improve short-term memory, drugs to raise mood, drugs to increase appetite. They don’t need anything to make them sleep, that’s all they seem to do.

We work so hard to lengthen life but at what cost?

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