Ageing

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 ...

Getting Old Is The Key To Happiness, Say Scientists

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Tech

It seems the ‘fountain of youth’ might not be the key to happiness after all. A new study revealed that the older we get, in fact the better our m...

A Cautionary Tale Of A Cruise Ship Detox

Beth Britton | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

One aspect of her post-travel tales really bothered me. During her stay on-board she attended a seminar on health, had a 'personal assessment', and ended up coming home with some pills and a new diet.

If Your Parents Live Past 70, There's A High Chance You Will Too

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If your parents live well into their seventies, then there’s a very high chance that you will too. That’s according to a new study which discovere...

Rethinking My Future

Anna Dixon | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK
Anna Dixon

Many people think about these issues too late. For others life events happen and prevent them from saving or contributing to a pension. For many others there simply isn't the money to save when the bills are paid. The Centre for Ageing Better wants more people to feel prepared for later life. We will be exploring how we can contribute to this goal in coming months.

Scientists Have Found The Fountain Of Youth, And It's Not The Holy Grail

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK Tech

Forget the Holy Grail, it seems humans can actually live forever by just relying on a simple enzyme. New clinical trials have suggested a male hormone...

My Stage Return Was So Powerful and Emotional - Now I Need a Champion

Pepi Lemer | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Pepi Lemer

I wish I could find the right words to express how it felt completing my first two live shows, as I stepped back on stage for gigs at The Vortex and PizzaExpress Jazz Club over the last month. After the dark year of recovery from cancer, I had returned to health to fulfil my lifelong dream... and at the age of 72.

Working Full-Time Past 40 Could Be Bad For You

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Tech

The optimum working week for people aged over 40 lasts between 25 and 30 hours, according to research from the University of Melbourne. Researchers f...

This "Living Hip" Could Make Metal Hip Replacements A Thing Of The Past

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Tech

This could be the end of metal hip replacements as scientists have designed a new “living hip” from stem cells. The team of scientists in the USA ...

Exposure To Artificial Light Could Be Making Us Ill While Ageing Us Prematurely

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Tech

Exposure to artificial lighting could not only be making us all ill but susceptible to diseases, according to a new study. The research by a team at t...

Badass Pensioners Couldn't Care Less If Young People Think Style Has An Age Limit

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Style

A generation of ageist bores has declared that once you’ve got your bus pass (and several decades before that) you really need to rein in your style...

Never Underestimate the Power of a Small Group of Committed People

Ian Spero | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK
Ian Spero

Not a great week to be British. I am in Germany when Nigel Farage proudly takes credit for achieving his lifelong ambition - to march the UK out of the European Union.

My Career, My Face, My Choice

Grace Fodor | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Grace Fodor

Who decides when I'm too old? No-one, so mind your own business! Would you ever have surgery to hide how old you were, possibly to keep your job? Despite working in the beauty industry, it had never occurred to me that I might be judged on my abilities and effectiveness in doing my job based on my age.

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.