Ageing

This Chart Shows Why You Should Never Worry About Getting Older

HuffPost | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Many of us can attest that life tends to get sweeter as we get older. But if you need more evidence to adopt a better outlook toward ageing, this is i...

Marking Time

Caragh Little | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK
Caragh Little

So the famous, iconic chimes of Big Ben are to fall silent until 2021 to allow for essential repair work. It's hard to imagine London without the famo...

Life Expectancy Has Stalled Thanks To Dementia - Which Is Bad Because..?

Mark Piggott | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK
Mark Piggott

My 95-year-old nan is being expelled from her care home. She's only been there a few weeks. After a prolonged spell in hospital following another funny turn she was deemed unfit to live alone by social services and whisked up to Yorkshire, to a care home close to her two sons - my dad, 73, and my uncle, in his late sixties.

Abandoned Books, Good Wine And Flats: Why I Am Not Old At 40

Alison Powell | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alison Powell

As a tween, before the term was coined, I looked at 40 year olds and they seemed old. They were proper grown-ups. They celebrated wedding anniversaries in double figures. They complained about mortgage rates, also in double figures.

Woman's Emotional Response To Grey Hair Shamers Is A Timeless Lesson In Self-Love

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A video of a woman tearfully responding to trolls who said she “looked like an old hag” due to her grey hairs is continuing to touch hearts across...

Live Your Values, Don't Just Promote Them

Beth Britton | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK
Beth Britton

As a result, to say I am highly sceptical about the way care providers aggressively promote themselves in slick brochures and films is an understatement. As the Dispatches programme showed, Bupa are very good at promoting their values, less good at living them in all of the care homes that carry their branding.

Everybody. Seasons Of Change

Jane Scott | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Parents
Jane Scott

everybody banner The weeks have been filled with trying to cram in as much paid work as possible, organising personal assistants, booking holidays and filling The Glory's expectant cardboard box with university essentials.

Recovering From The Dementia Tax

Anna Dixon | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK
Anna Dixon

The Queen's Speech last month confirmed that social care reform is not dead, thankfully, despite the election debacle over the so-called dementia tax....

Why Can't You See What I Do?

Grace Fodor | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Grace Fodor

Because it's the truth. I, like everyone else you meet, don't see what you do in the mirror. You focus in on that one thing you dislike and think will make such a difference. I see your great skin, I see your quick humour in the lines around your eyes.

Old Age Care In 2017 And Did We Have The Answer To The Problem In 1967?

Paul Marshall | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK
Paul Marshall

Therefore, expect the thorny issue of social care to shortly raise its ugly head again and continue to be a major headache for a country that cannot possibly finance its ageing population. On that joyous note, I don't know about you, but from a personal and purely selfish perspective, I hope I live till 120, while milking the system for all its worth.

Revealed: The Aspects Of Ageing People Wish They'd Been Warned About

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to ageing, we all know we’re going to get a bit more wrinkly and sprout grey hairs, but (according to the internet) there’s so much ...

1.2 Million To Suffer From Dementia By 2040, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

More than 1.2 million people in England and Wales will have dementia by 2040, new research suggests. People are living longer lives, which is fuelling...

Health V Wealth: Working Mothers Stuck Between A Rock And A Hard Place

Claire Turner | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Parents
Claire Turner

New research seems to confirm what many working mothers will already attest to - that they are stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to ...

Good News, There Is No Known Limit To How Long Humans Can Live For

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Tech

If life (or the size of your retirement pot) has had you despairing of late, then let us reassure you with the happy news that you could in fact be on...

The Adventures Of Wonder Woman

Caragh Little | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

We can't do better than our best, no matter how much we want to try. We can't be superheroes. We can't just twirl around and save the world, no matter how Amazonian and heroic we may feel. We can't defeat the darkness of disaster and unfairness and growing old.

UK's Ageing Workforce Will Decide Our Future After Brexit

Martin Barrow | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK
Martin Barrow

Britain cannot escape from the reality of its demographics. We are an ageing nation, in need of young people to sustain the society we take for granted. Our current response to this predicament is akin to squaring a circle.

Time To Say It Out Loud: Our Society Is Writing Off Ageing

Sarah Weir OBE | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK
Sarah Weir OBE

What do you want to be when you're older? A common question asked of children. But why are we not asking people over 50 the same question?

At This Dementia-Friendly Restaurant The Staff Will Probably Forget Your Order

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

With 850,000 people in the UK with dementia, chances are you’ll know someone suffering from the disease. It is incredibly difficult for the individu...

Bioidentical Hormone Restorative Therapy - Why Haven't You Heard Of It?

Jill D Davey | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jill D Davey

With age, our hormones decline. When hormones decline, our health, both physical and mental, also declines, leaving us in a weak position. Maintaining optimal hormone levels is key to keeping us young, beautiful and sexy. And it is the most independent factor for a healthy, strong and vibrant immune system, and for keeping our hearts, brains, bones, joints, and bodies in general functioning correctly.

How Epigenetics Could Help Us Slow Down Ageing

The Conversation UK | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

Humankind has a longstanding obsession with eternal youth. Stories about elixirs of life and fountains that quench one's thirst for immortality have stirred our imagination since time immemorial.

Smiling Really Is Making You Look Older

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Tech

Everyone knows that a duck face pout is the expression of choice for that perfect Instagram selfie, even if it is pretty damn irritating. But now it ...

Be Inspired By Multigenerational Living

Beth Britton | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

Suzy's view is that her parents cared for her, and her role now is to do likewise for them. Perhaps it helps that she is an only child, with a supportive husband and two children who, from the way they care for their grandmother, are an exemplary example of non-judgmental dementia care.

Dilemma Of A Dyeing Woman: Shall I Just Let My Hair Go Grey?

Sophie Tanner | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Style
Sophie Tanner

I've always thought that a woman's natural hair is her crowning glory. It tends to have a whole shaft of luminous and subtle tones that shift around her face and flatter her complexion in perfect synchrony. No salon 'highlight' jobby can mimic the way natural hair carries the light.

Don't Waste Time Fighting Time

Denise O'Neill | Posted 23.04.2017 | UK Style
Denise O'Neill

I think we need to re-evaluate what it is to grow older and place value on it. My personal wish is that the beauty industry would market products using a 'positive-ageing' message, highlighting the natural and ageing beauty that is in our faces.

Born To Be Mild

Caragh Little | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

Someone's always telling you what you ought to do. Read the papers often enough and you'll end up at once enlightened and confused. Chocolate will be part of the sugar scare one day, and will save you from strokes and heart attacks the next; red wine will give you cancer in January but save you from it in March.