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We are all getting older and the United Nations predicts that by 2050, for the first time in human history, there will be more old people alive than young. So how are people in the 21st century experiencing old age? As the global population ages, is it time for a radical re-think about how we view old people? Ruth Brook is a psychotherapist, she is about to retire and she is in her 80s. In this programme “Ageing and Caring”, Ruth shares her thoughts on four very different stories of growing older and on how the world cares about ageing.