Significant transformations taking place within our society have led towards a diversity of experience for people entering older age. Older people are not all the same, they are not a homogeneous group, but the social experiences of those individuals entering a particular age cohort through much of the twentieth century tended to be similar. These individual and social experiences have changed in more recent decades and socio-cultural shifts in society continue to transform the nature of older age, and also death and dying.
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