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Nicci Gerrard

Nicci Gerrard is a writer and campaigner, a celebrated novelist with her husband as Nicci French and recipient of the 2016 Orwell Prize for Journalism ‘Exposing Britain’s Social Evils’. She is also co-founder of John\'s Campaign, named after her father, which has campaigned to give carers of those with dementia the same rights as parents of children to accompany them in hospital. Recognized by NHS policy makers, charities, nurses, doctors and carers, almost every hospital in the UK has now signed up to the campaign.
The New Age of Ageing
We are living in an unprecedented age: this year marks the first time in human history that the number of people aged 65 and over outnumber children aged five and under. It is a tumultuous demographic shift. How will we address the ensuing challenges? How will we ensure that we reap the benefits of prolonged life? Award winning journalist Camilla Cavendish contests many of the taboos around aging, arguing for a seismic change in our attitudes to the last phase of life. ...