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Thailand struggles to care for its elderly

Mr Nakhon helping his 77-year-old aunt return to their family home in Bangkok after she spent the morning at a community elderly day care centre.


AS he wheels his 77-year-old aunt away from Bangkok's first day centre for the elderly, Nakhon Thianprasert reflects on the familial duties that oblige him to juggle night-shift work and care for his ageing relative.

It is an increasingly common predicament in rapidly...

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