Ageing

Growing Old Disgracefully

Tasha Kleeman | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tasha Kleeman

As mortal beings, growing older is an inevitability. Despite our best anti-ageing serums and hair-loss treatments, eventually, old age creeps up on us all. Yet few of us really believe or accept this fact, let alone take the time to consider its implications.

Having More Of This Protein Can Make Mammals (Like Us) Live Longer, Say Scientists

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK Tech

Humans have long dreamed about finding the fountain of youth - a supposedly fictional source that could offer us eternal life (or honestly just knock ...

Regions And Cities Working Together For A Better Future

Ian Spero | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK Tech
Ian Spero

Yesterday I attended a meeting of the Committee of Regions in Brussels. Organised by Age Platform Europe, the auditorium was packed with enthusiastic local and regional government officials representing around 300 municipalities, towns and cities from across Europe.

Is Anti-Ageing A Dirty Word?

Amanda Elias | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

The word anti-ageing is being thrown around a lot these days and many people don't know how to feel about it. On one hand it's a dirty phrase, invented by skincare companies to shame women in to thinking lines and wrinkles make them ugly and undesirable, on the other hand it's there to describe products that may help to slow down the appearance of ageing on our skin.

The Biggest 'Burning Injustice'?

Anna Dixon | Posted 03.10.2017 | UK Politics
Anna Dixon

The Prime Minister in her conference address this week would be prudent to return to the theme of fairness. It struck a chord with people in the early days of her premiership when she first addressed the country outside of Downing Street.

We'd All Prefer Hot Moves To Hot Flushes

Maryon Stewart | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Maryon Stewart

In the past menopause was regarded as entering the final phases of our life, our downward slippery spiral to the grave. And it's understandable that no-one wants to shout from the rooftops about this. When our grandmothers hit menopause, they turned grey, gained weight, started wearing cardigans and we all knew their heydays were over.

Dementia In Your Family? You Are Not Alone

Beth Britton | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

September marks World Alzheimer's Month, the annual 30-day awareness-raising campaign led by Alzheimer's Disease International. Cue lots of dementia-related news stories, events, and social media activity. Amongst the flurry, this tweet caught my eye:

Bees And Feet

Caragh Little | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK Tech
Caragh Little

So worker bees in hives in Manchester have had tiny chip devices fitted, like mini backpacks, so that their movements can be tracked, recorded and analysed. The project is part of a scheme to track a whole range of animate and inanimate objects in the city to build up a picture of what happens there each day.

This Is What Being 30 Looks Like Around The World

HuffPost | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Turning 30 is no simple life event. The milestone often prompts all sorts of introspection: evaluating career goals, feeling pressure about finding lo...

These Unflinching Photos Capture The Reality Of The Human Condition - From Birth To Death

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A series of photographs that capture the full course of life (along with its ups and downs) have been unveiled by The Royal Society for Public Health ...

Man Takes A Selfie Every Day, From Age 12 To Wedding

HuffPost | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

What a difference a day can make. Hugo Cornellier has taken one selfie a day since he was 12 years old to document the passage of time. Over the ...

Ageing In The City: Creativity And Technology To The Rescue

Inge Delobelle | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Tech
Inge Delobelle

Imagine buying your dream house in the city. Over time, it transforms from a house to a home, one where you build a lifetime's worth of memories. It's close to the shops, to the subway station, to the community centre, and the neighbours become more like family than friends.

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 ...