As at 2566BE , we are looking at :
- Aging Population
longer life expectancy, lower birth rate, income support, and health conditions (see below)
- preventable diseases
Life Style diseases, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and environmental conditions
- Diseases of the Aging Brain
Alzheimer’s disease, amyloid, DNA damage, memory, microarray, mitochondria, oxidative stress,…
advanced care and cure are still lacking, more research and new generation researchers
The future is as at 2570BE, we should plan, invest and start developing infrastructures now for our aging population and by adding languages [English, German, Japanese,..] and empathy (soft skill), we can have international markets (for skilled care workers) to build our economy too.
[This is a sketch for a blog to be written.]
This is what I have heard.
How do I respond to that?
How do I talk to friends who are not expected to come home, again?
“The doctors said your condition is stable at the moment.” is definitely wrong.
“I too am waiting for my turn.” is not right either.
“The dog chased an hare down the gully the other day. I haven’t seen one for some time.” sounds uncaring and irrelevant.
“I ran into Jo at Vinnies last Thursday, she asked about you.” what if Jo never come to visit?
…It is not easy to talk about terminal wishes.