Ageing

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.

Why You Should Seriously Look Forward To Getting Older

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Forget worrying about old age because new research suggests we’ll all be having the time of our lives once those grey hairs take hold. Almost two t...

16 Signs You’re Too Old To Go To A Festival

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

They say you’re only as old as you feel, and after 72 hours sleeping in a tent with only a suspiciously damp sleeping bag for company, we all feel a...

'I Am Over 60 And No One Wants To Hire Me'

Anna Dixon | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK
Anna Dixon

This week John Cridland published his final report and recommendations to government on future increases in state pension age. While the media coverag...

7 Famous Women Get Real About The Menopause

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The menopause is when a woman stops having periods and is no longer able to get naturally pregnant. Symptoms include hot flushes, night sweats, reduce...

Minority Within A Minority: Women Ageing With HIV

Jacqui Stevenson | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK
Jacqui Stevenson

There are an estimated 101,000 people living with HIV in the UK, 31% of whom are women. Yet women living with HIV are frequently invisible, their spec...

Letter To My Twenty-One-Year-Old Self - Learn To Love Adventure

Grace Fodor | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Grace Fodor

Right now, you're full of ambition - eager to make your mark on the world and start building the empires you've got planned in your head. You've worked hard, you've got great business instincts and are going to go far.

I Hid My Grey Hair For 20 Years - But At 45 My Natural Look Gets Me Stopped In The Street

Nicola Humber | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Humber

Sometimes I still have people asking me whether I'm really intending to leave my hair this way. And I'm happy to say 'Yes, I am'. Allowing my hair to be natural makes me feel freer, stronger, more real. And I'm glad to have said goodbye to the young girl who felt she had to look a certain way.

What Trying To Stay Young Does To Your Body

Dr Nick Summerton | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nick Summerton

We all want to stay young for as long as possible. But trying to cling onto the lifestyle you had in your 20s doesn't keep you youthful. It might do something for you psychologically, but physically there are repercussions.

Finding That First Grey Hair

Katie Lodge | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Lodge

Embrace the grey or dye. It's up to you. But go do something you love. Be someone you love. Move furniture around, set fire to things, chuck out the unwanted, find music in silence. Find truth. No one's truly happy being a mortal, sensing the final stop. So a grey hair, a crappy diagnosis, a simple wake-up call, remind you your days are numbered, and that it's what you do or don't do that defines you.

100-Year-Old Man Reveals Secret To A Long Life...And It Involves Wine

SWNS | Poorna Bell | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Good news for those enjoy a glass of red wine - a great-grandfather has revealed it’s his secret to long life as he celebrates his 100th birthday. C...

Ageing Parents - A Wake Up Call

Beth Britton | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

With this being my 50th Huffington Post blog, I had made a plan for what I'd write about, but like all plans you make when you have ageing parents those plans can go out of the window very quickly.

Why Is Turning Forty A Big Deal?

Jen Faulkner | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jen Faulkner

And recently, aged thirty-nine I had a bit of a panic when a random blood sugar level test came back abnormally high. My life flashed before me again (yes, I am over dramatic when it comes to my health, did I not mention that?) and I spent hours crying over what I had done to my body by comfort eating and binge drinking over the years

Women Who Started Period Before Age 12 Have Increased Risk Of Early Menopause

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Women who started their periods when they were aged 11 or younger have an increased risk of hitting the menopause in their thirties, a study has found...

Midlife: How To Make The Next Phase Of Your Life Count

Jackie Mendoza | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Mendoza

It's hardly surprising that many of us in our late forties and fifties end up either dreading the years to come or railing against them by trying to pack as much in as possible (younger lover, ultra-marathons, sports car, botox, face lift, breast implants, you name it).

Health: It's Time To Talk

Steve Scown | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Scown

I'm 55 and I'm hoping I've many good years of life to come. But here's a thought - a man my age with learning disabilities is quite probably entering ...

How We Can Make A Community For Our Eldest Citizens

David Slater | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK
David Slater

Photo credit: Roswitha Chesher We are all living longer. Last year there were half a million people aged 90 and over living in the UK. Medical scienc...

World's Oldest Person Celebrates 117th Birthday

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The world’s oldest person has celebrated her 117th, making her the last person still living born in the 1800s. Emma Morano was born in Italy on 29 N...

Never Too Old For Sex, Drugs And Rock N'Roll

Ian Spero | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Spero

So it turns out we're never too old for a bit of sex, drugs and rock n roll, and furthermore it can actually do us the world of good. That's according to Professor Wlodzislaw Duch, who heads up the Neurocognitive Laboratory in the Center of Modern Interdisciplinary Technologies, and the Department of Informatics (both at Nicolaus Copernicus University).

Are The Generations Really Worlds Apart?

Claire Turner | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK
Claire Turner

Above all else, encouraging everyday interactions between different generations is critical. This is what most of us grandparents, parents, uncles and aunties, son and daughters and grandchildren have been doing for years without giving it a second thought.

Dimensions Of Change

Ian Spero | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Tech
Ian Spero

When we think about an ageing population and our neighbourhoods of the future, there are a couple of perspectives that spring to mind. Let's start with the essence - but one that is too easily forgotten - and that is the end-user him/or herself.

'Super-Agers' May Provide The Secret To Stopping Memory Loss In Old Age

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Tech

Despite being nowhere near old enough to qualify for a bus pass, we are already starting to lose our memories. But that is just an inevitable part of ...