Ageing

Is There an Age When Older People Should Stop Driving?

Diana Moran | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Moran

At what age is one considered to be "an older person"? I suppose that at the ripe old age of 75 I am regarded by others as "old", although personally speaking I consider age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind it doesn't matter!

Keep in Touch

Beth Britton | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

We all write it, a simple phrase that echoes a desire to remain connected to people who are personally or professionally important to us. Throughout most of our lives it may not mean much, but as people get older and potentially their number of contacts diminishes, keeping in touch takes on a whole new meaning.

Project 40 -Tips for Women Looking to Wow in Mid-Life

Amanda Hamilton | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Hamilton

Without doubt, entering the fourth decade is a turnstile in every woman's life. Since turning the big 4-oh last month I've decided to take beating my biology altogether more seriously.

This Simple Test Could Predict When You're Going To Die

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We know the numerous health benefits of fitness, but it isn't every day that exercise is used to predict a person's death. According to a study pub...

And The Secret To Living Longer Is....

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Another day, another piece of research reveling at the wonders of the Mediterranean diet. But this time it's not tackling obesity or preventing dement...

Stop Vested Interests Sabotaging Older Age Innovation, Bring on the Fire Starters

Sara McKee | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK
Sara McKee

Perhaps historically divorce did lead to a greater reliance on institutional care but why should it be that way in the future? In fact, rather than assuming an outcome, shouldn't the report's authors have investigated the other options available and how we can prevent older people from entering formal care?

Life at 75

Beth Britton | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

Mum has recently celebrated her 75th birthday, and while many writers often fail to put the voice of older people at the forefront of their writing, I wanted to go some way to redressing that balance by finding out directly from my mum what life is really like at 75.

World's Oldest Married Couple Reveal Their Very Sweet Secret To A Long Life

SWNS | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With a combined age of 211, husband Karam Chand and wife Kartari have celebrated their joint birthdays, making them possibly the oldest married couple...

A Generational Contract of Design

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK
Gates Cambridge Scholars

The debate over the 21st Century national agenda to reinvigorate America provides the chance to change how policymakers and citizens alike think about local infrastructure projects and welfare policies - an opportunity to connect generational policy to multigenerational design.

The Secret To Long Life Is A No-Brainer...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

What's the secret to living a long and full life? How can we beat the clock and age past 100-years-old? And will there ever be a "wonder pill" to prev...

Seeing My Grandpa Was the Hardest Part About Coming Home

Ashleigh Davis | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ashleigh Davis

I notice a difference in him immediately. His blue eyes are less focused, and he looks confused when he first sees me. As if he's thinking "I know that girl, but I just can't place her". His soft, wrinkled hands are shaky when he grasps mine in his, as I help him up from his chair. His smile is wide, but uncertain.

How To Check If Your Brain Is Ageing Too Fast

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A health pilot scheme offering dementia checks to middle-aged people is to launch over the next 18 months, giving people the chance to take action if ...

Finally, Scientific Proof You Should Work Less

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

At last, there's scientific evidence that working for umpteen hours each day is bad for you. (Which is a bit of a No Sh*t, Sherlock). A new study h...

There's a Target on the Face of Every Woman in Her Forties

Mia Freedman | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mia Freedman

Looking your age is not OK because to look old or even 'your age' (whatever that means) is the worst thing that can happen to you. Having work isn't OK either because it's try-hard and who are you trying to kid, Old Lady? Your face cannot win and neither can you.

Are Your Cholesterol Levels Putting You at Risk?

Dr Sarah Schenker | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sarah Schenker

High cholesterol should be a cause for concern because it usually has no obvious symptoms, but can lead to a heart attack or stroke without warning. The condition is common, it is estimated that up to two thirds of adults have raised cholesterol levels without realising it. Consuming the wrong type of foods and a lack of exercise often contribute to high cholesterol levels.

This Is What 20 Years Of Heavy Drinking Could Do To Your Face

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We all know that drinking alcohol in excess can seriously damage our health - liver disease, high blood pressure, mental health problems, to name but ...

Could Chocolate Improve Your Memory?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If ever we needed a reason to up our hot chocolate intake this winter - or any other form of cocoa-filled food for that matter - then now we have it. ...

What Does This 100-Year-Old Great Grandad Credit For Longevity?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Sam Heggessey, who is apparently Britain's oldest gym buff, has shared his secret to a long life (and we promise you'll like it). The great grandf...

Why Do Men Go Bald?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

An estimated 6.5 million men in the UK experience male pattern baldness - but why? In the video, Tara Long explains that male hair loss is down usu...

It's Not Just Smoking That Ages Your Body...

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Drinking sugary soft drinks could speed up biological ageing as much as smoking, according to a recent study. The findings, from an analysis of tho...

93-Year-Old Man's Poem For His Late Wife Moves Us To Tears

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When we heard Bob Lowe's beautiful poem for his late wife Kath, we knew it was something we needed to share. The 93-year-old widower, from Hampshir...

Hyaluronic Skincare Heroes

Sarah McGiven | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

Every new skincare product these days seems to be promoting the benefits of hyaluronic acid. Whilst it has a number of medical uses, and was patented in 1942 as a baking substitute for egg whites, when it comes to beauty products the main reasons for including hyaluronic acid are its alleged anti-ageing properties, and its ability to ensure skin is kept hydrated.

Let's Get Real About Our Middle-Aged Faces

Kim Chambers | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kim Chambers

Hollywood actress Charlize Theron was quoted recently in Red magazine on her views of ageing. She apparently feels more comfortable with her looks now she's in her late 30s than she did in her 20s, when she had "gorgeous skin and a fat, plump face."

Time to Meet the Challenges of Our Ageing Society

Paul Burstow | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Burstow

We are living through one of the biggest changes in human history, not just in Britain, globally too: we are living longer.

Why Being Ready for Later Life Needs Both Personal and Political Commitment

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Ashcroft

This week, an alliance of independent organisations dedicated to protecting the wellbeing of older people in the UK published a prescription for a happy and healthy old age.