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We all want to live a long life—but we want it to be a healthy, happy and high-quality life too.

It’s disturbing to see reports of mistreatment of the elderly—but is there a turning point where we stop respecting the elderly and begin punishing them for existing?

That’s one question posed in a new collection of essays exploring ageing in a society that valorises youth and self-reliance.

Melanie Joosten, author of A Long Time Coming: Essays on Old Age, joins Fran Kelly on Radio National Breakfast.

You can listen to the audio below, or read a summary of the interview here.