Ageing

Why Women Live Longer Than Men

The Huffington Post | Poorna Bell | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Tech

The fact that women live longer than men has been the source of many terrible jokes over the ages. But why is that so? That's what Steven Austad, Ph.D...

Have We Reached the Age of No Retirement?

Anna Dixon | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK
Anna Dixon

Should we give up on retirement? As life expectancy rises and the number of people living into their 80s and 90s increases, at the very least we'll have to rethink it.

The Super-Ageing Future for Europe and Japan

Chris Ball | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK
Chris Ball

British society, Japanese society - the super ageing workforce will demand common sense liberal measures in both cases. We can learn a lot by considering how other people do things, despite our cultural differences - or maybe because of them.

Employers Must Create Age Friendly Workplaces to Ensure Success

Anna Dixon | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK
Anna Dixon

All employers need to recognise the potential of older workers and create age friendly workplaces if they are to be successful in future.

Life and Learning: Turning 30

Jade E. Bradford | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jade E. Bradford

There is life after alcohol: I've always been a strong believer in 'in vino veritas' but not drinking has allowed me to know my true self sober. I haven't had a drink since 2015. Spoiler alert: it's not the alcohol making the poor choices. It's you.

A Dementia Awareness Week Challenge - Find The Real Story of Living With Dementia

Beth Britton | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

The dates of Dementia Awareness Week always have a massive circle around them on my calendar. Whilst I passionately believe that it's important to raise awareness all year round, there is no doubt that a week of concentrated action definitely helps to put dementia higher up the agenda.

Better Understanding of Home Adaptations Can Help Improve Later Life

Anna Dixon | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Dixon

Adaptations to people's homes can have numerous benefits - enabling people to manage activities of daily living, to remain mobile and active, reducing falls, and consequently reducing the costs of health and care.

Screw Beauty Rules

Grace Fodor | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Style
Grace Fodor

As a makeup brand owner aimed at women 35 plus, I know our beauty needs change as we age, and so should our makeup in terms of ingredients, textures and shades that work better for maturing women.

Revealed: The Exercise That Could Help You Live Longer

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Forget aerobics, pumping iron could help you live longer. For 15 years, researchers followed over 30,000 people aged 65 and over to see how their fitn...

The Secret To Youth Could Lie In Your Hair Colour

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists might have just unlocked the secret to youth - and it all lies in the genes of those with red hair. A new study found that the gene respons...

Punished for Your Age

Beth Britton | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

How we move the agenda beyond seeing a person through the prism of their age is something that I fear will be a long hard road to tread. Older people are seen by many younger people as an unnecessary drain on public resources, while at the same time many older people who want to contribute more to society are restricted from doing so by ageist policies and practices.

A Radical Look at Who Pays and Who Gains in Later Life

Anna Dixon | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Politics
Anna Dixon

Nearly every announcement from the Chancellor is quickly followed by an analysis of winners and losers. In the analysis that followed the comprehensive spending review 2015, the NHS was seen to be a winner (at least compared to other areas of public spending - many of which saw further swinging cuts to budgets). But who are the winners and losers between the generations?

The Devolution Revolution and Ageing

Anna Dixon | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK
Anna Dixon

In last week's budget, chancellor George Osborne declared that he would continue the 'devolution revolution', with new powers going to Greater Lincoln...

Homes and Neighbourhoods Key to Building Good Later Life

Anna Dixon | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK
Anna Dixon

Last week on leap day I joined Methodist Homes for the Aged (MHA) for their conference on 'Later Life Matters'. I was on stage with Alison Holt, who s...

Cities of the Future Need to Be Age Friendly

Anna Dixon | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Politics
Anna Dixon

As the debate intensifies in the London Mayoral elections, are the candidates committed to creating cities that are fit for our ageing population?

Why I Am Embracing, Not Erasing, Experience

Laura Dodsworth | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Dodsworth

Youth, middle age and old age are stages of growth not a graph of decline and loss. It's such a pity that as women acquire an increased sense of self, and confidence in their abilities, they are thwarted by knocks to their self-esteem and invisibility.

Fascinating Photo Series Spanning 30 Years Captures How Couples Age

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A Swiss artist has documented the ageing process of couples over more than three decades. And it's safe to say that in that period of time, a lot has ...

Staying Mentally Active 'Unlikely To Protect Most Against Alzheimer's'

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It has long been believed that keeping the brain mentally active, through crossword puzzles and adult learning, can protect against Alzheimer's diseas...

How to Be Alone

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

I'm not lonely but I am alone. A fifty-something divorcé who has gotten used to her own company. This makes me as attractive as Lucrezia Borgia to men who ultimately don't want too much of a challenge in their romantic life.

Adding Life to Years: Why Living Longer Is Just the Start of a Good Later Life

Anna Dixon | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Dixon

Our own research has shown there is currently a wide variation in how people experience later life. Despite many people having positive experiences, too many people still suffer from ill health or disability, experience poverty or financial insecurity, feel lonely and isolated, or lack meaning and purpose in their lives.

Agile Ageing - Tap into the Fountain of Youth and Transform Your Life

Ian Spero | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Spero

This trend can also be found in the Quantified Self movement. Ironically, the appeal of self-knowledge through self-tracking was originally lost on me. Yet here I am in 2016 enjoying a small thrill whenever my Apple watch says I've achieved my daily movement goal.

Gillian Anderson Hits Back At 'Sad' Surgery Rumours

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Entertainment

Gillian Anderson has hit back at surgery rumours, amid speculation about her appearance. The ‘X-Files’ star branded the Daily Mail “sad”, ...

Powerful Film Explains Why Dementia Isn't A 'Natural Part Of Ageing'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Many of us have experienced the heartache of watching a loved-one suffer from dementia, but the illness isn't an inevitable part of ageing. In the ...

Boy, 7, And Man, 64, Have An Adorable Conversation About Life

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A seven-year-old boy and a 64-year-old man had an adorable conversation about life. Reflecting on what they have learned over the years and offerin...

Ladies, Isn't It Time We Embraced Our Age?

Katie Portman | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Portman

Why is a number so important to us? And why are we so fearful of ageing? I looked at my stunning friend the other day and I listened to her fears. I heard what she was saying and I absolutely understood. But it didn't half make me feel a little sad. Because she doesn't see what I see.