The keys to one of the major challenges of the next century were given to us by Cicero, in his Cato Maior de Senectute:“One must fight old age and combat its inconveniences with the weapon of care; one must resist it as one resists disease; maintain one’s health, exercise as appropriate, eat and drink to regain one’s strength without undermining it. But it is not enough to take care of one’s body; one must also nourish the spirit and the soul. Indeed, both run the risk of being snuffed out by old age like the flame of a lamp deprived of oil.”
KeywordsIncrease Life Expectancy Opening Remark Major Public Health Issue Fall Birth Rate Pathological Aging
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