Does Older Age Result in Loss of Our Civil Rights?

Illustration by Anna Parini.  The New Yorker.

Illustration by Anna Parini. The New Yorker.

Independence: That is just one of the many reasons for wanting to live longer, healthier lives. In practice, elderly citizens from the United States and other nations can become vulnerable to extortion, manipulation, and victims of unscrupulous guardians. The New Yorker's October 9, 2017 issue contained an eye-opening article written by Rachel Aviv and titled: "How the Elderly Lose Their Rights."

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