Ageing

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.

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...