Ageing

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 06.10.2014 | 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 23.09.2014 | 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.

Never Stop Learning

Beth Britton | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

Eighty percent of the older people living in one of the featured care homes go out to do activities on a daily basis, and children come into the care home from the local school to do intergenerational work.

What Age Do Women Think They Begin To Look Old?

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There are so many anti-ageing beauty products on the market and it seems a lot of us think they're working. British women believe they look five y...

This Video Proves Why You Should Wear Suncream (If Any Were Needed)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While healthy sun exposure carries its fair share of benefits - vitamin D is linked to improved mental and physical health - merciless tanning and pai...

When 'Girl Power' Marriages Lose Their Spark

James R Brown | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK
James R Brown

We are seeing a growing tide of women of this sort who are being divorced by their younger husbands as soon as they reach middle age. In fact, cases of this nature are up just over a third in the course of the last three years.

Is Old Age the Final Taboo? Why We're a Nation With Our Heads in the Sand

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Ashcroft

All too often people put care and retirement living in the 'too difficult' box and just don't think about it until they really have to. The misperception is that it's a care home or nothing. And what that can mean is people end up at crisis point, with no idea of the options open to them, and make a rushed decision under pressure.

Exploring Retirement - The Gap Between Dreams and Reality

Beth Britton | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

In the working population, the word retirement generally conjures up wistful thoughts of long lie-ins, lazy days, unlimited opportunities to pursue hobbies and the chance to finally get around to doing all of the things that you've never quite had time for. Is that really the reality of retirement though, and what can my 30-something generation expect in later life?

The UK Is Set Up to Grow Old Disgracefully - It's Time for a Change

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Ashcroft

We all know it. Older people live it and younger generations understand it. Think tanks continue to issue warnings about it. The health and social care sector, politicians and the media have raised the alarm about it. Yet successive governments ignore it.

Perfect Health Excuse For A Puppy (As If You Needed One)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Dogs are great for fireside snuggles, beach walks and of course, making you appear younger than you are. Yep, you read right: a new study has shown...