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Linda Nazarko discusses the vital role of assessment in care of the older person

VOL: 98, ISSUE: 26, PAGE NO: 33LINDA NAZARKOAt the beginning of the Queen's reign, only a few hundred centenarians received telegrams congratulating them on their longevity. Last year 3,500 were sent. Life-expectancy has risen by 15 years over the past 50 years and the challenge now is to ensure that those extra years are not marred by disease or disability.

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