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Why are attitudes towards older people often so negative? Traditional definitions used to mark old age at around retirement, 60–65 but with many of us expected to live well into our eighties and beyond, that now seems absurd. Mike Williams talks to the old and the young, and asks how might we re-think of this period of our lives?

(Image of a woman holding hands with a relative. Credit: AFP/Getty Images )

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Mon 8 Apr 2013 08:32 GMT

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