A new " Elderly Rights Law " passed in China wags a finger at adult children, warning them to "never neglect or snub elderly people" and mandating that they visit their elderly parents often, regardless of how far away they live. The law includes enforcement mechanisms, too: Offspring who fail to make such trips to mom and dad face potential punishment ranging from fines to jail time. If the Elderly Rights Law is any indication, Chinese parent-child relationships have become a bit complicated lately. Eastern cultures like China's adhere to the Confucian tradition of "filial piety," which prioritizes the family unit and values elders with the utmost respect. But China's rapid industrialization has forced people to flock to urban areas for work, causing many adult children to move farther away from their parents, who often remain in rural areas and are unfit to pick up and move.
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The number of older people diagnosed with malnutrition has more than trebled to almost , in the past decade, according to research. More than 1 million people aged 60 and over — one in 10 — are either malnourished or at risk of malnutrition, the NHS Digital figures showed. The independent Malnutrition Task Force have said that Christmas is an ideal opportunity to spot the signs that people might be struggling to eat enough to keep themselves well. Data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing Elsa showed various factors are contributing to the rise in diagnoses of malnutrition among older people.
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South Florida is a magnet for retirees - gay and straight - with its top-rated beaches, endless entertainment choices and diverse population. Luxury apartment complexes, assisted-living facilities and nursing homes generally welcome pink dollars. While The Herbs are confident that they will never have to move into a retirement home, many gay seniors are less financially secure, with high poverty rates among a community that has faced decades of discrimination. The population of the United States is ageing. By , the country will have more seniors aged 65 and over - 78 million - than minors under the age of 18, according to the Census Bureau.