Ageing

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 13.08.2014 | 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 12.08.2014 | 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 31.07.2014 | 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 30.07.2014 | 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...

Why Puzzles Do More For Your Brain Than Just Passing Time

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Playing a game or completing in a puzzle is a great way to pass a rainy day or a long flight - but did you know the leisurely pastime could also benef...

How Does Eating In Your 20s Differ From Your 30s, 40s And 50s?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

You may think you're a pro at healthy eating, but have you had the same diet for 10, 20 or even 30 years? You may be surprised to hear that your b...

This Is A Major Benefit Of Having Kids Later In Life

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Older mothers are constantly told what the risks are of having babies later on in life, so here's a bright spot: if you have kids naturally at an olde...

What Happens When Three Generations Of Women Wear Exactly The Same Clothes?

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For many of us, there's very little you can hide from your mother. They can read us like a book - a slight change in facial expression can speak a tho...

We Are In Total Awe Of This 91-Year-Old Marathon Runner

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For most of us, the thought of running a marathon is pretty intimidating - but that's exactly what one woman has done, and at the age of 91. Harrie...

Here's A Good Health Reason Not To Be Grumpy

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As well as bringing the mood down, being overly cynical may have another more serious affect on your health. A study suggests that being too cyni...

How Our Immune System Changes Through Life

Henrietta Norton | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Henrietta Norton

Our immune system through the ages. At birth, a baby's immunity relies upon antibodies and gut flora passed from their mothers. Over time the new baby builds up his or her own immune system through a combination of exposure to the environment, mother's milk and eventually the vitamin, minerals and other nutrients in weaning foods.

This Documentary Featuring Glamorous Older Women Singlehandedly Redefines Old Age

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Growing old gracefully, yep that sounds fine - but growing old glamorously ....now that really does sound like fun. One photographer and blogger ca...

This 98-Year-Old Fitness Instructor Is Proof That Age Ain't Nothing But A Number

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There aren't many fitness instructors who own a Zimmer frame, but then 98-year-old Hildegard Gigl is something of an exception. While she may be pu...

What Your Handshake Reveals About You

PA | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Are you a firm or limp handshake kind of person? It is commonly thought that the style of a person's handshake can reveal something about their emotio...

Chris Martin, Alesha Dixon And Lily Allen Back Dementia Awareness Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | PA | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With dementia affecting about 800,000 people in the UK according to the NHS, there's a high chance that most of us will, at some point, know someone w...

Keeping Up With the Jetsons

Deborah Gale | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Tech
Deborah Gale

There are concerns: fears about inauthentic relationships, particularly with respect to end of life care. Our acceptance of introducing human-like but not actually human helpers might qualify as an infringement on personal dignity. So, the next step should be targeted attention on specialized 'bots that will be able to assist and care for older adults.

Who Cares About the Care Crisis? Entrepreneurs, Techies and Impact Investors Do

Joe Ludlow | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK
Joe Ludlow

So, what now? The bottom line is we need innovation in the way we deliver social care for older people that can tackle the increasing demand while being cost effective.

Must I Really Try to Look Hot at 100?

Intelligence Squared | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Intelligence Squared

For many women one of the pleasures of ageing is that it frees them from the need to continually monitor and police their appearance. What a relief: bring on the elasticated waistbands and sensible shoes, they cry! But if 50 is the new 30, 60 the new 40, etc etc, they're doomed to eternal self-scrutiny. How to look hot at 100? The very prospect gives them a migraine.

Protecting Our Ageing Loved Ones

Beth Britton | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

Whilst offering people who genuinely have dementia a timely diagnosis is important, the idea of trying to fit square pegs into round holes just because our disjoined health and social care system cannot provide for an ageing population is wholly unacceptable.

The Generation Game

Caragh Little | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

In a visit marked mainly by quietness and enquiring looks, I spent part of the Easter weekend with an older relative who struggles to connect the adult I've become with the child she'd always known. In her mind, I'm still away at university - fixed forever in a time which, in her mind, defines me.

Want Younger Looking Skin? This Could Be The Easy (Chemical-Free) Answer

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Getting wrinkles are an inevitable part of ageing, but scientists have revealed that you may be able to maintain your skin's youth - and without pumpi...

What Can Dieting Monkeys Tell Us About Living Long?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Previously, studies have shown that calorie restriction (CR) has been found to delay ageing in worms and monkeys. Now, a US team says, they have found...

Population Shift: Why NPC established the Commission on the Voluntary Sector and Ageing

Dan Corry | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK
Dan Corry

At NPC we do all our techie work because we want to help the voluntary sector use its resources in the very best way it can. Without understanding what you are trying to do you can't really achieve it; without measuring it to some degree, you can't get better; and without shared metrics you can't learn from anyone else.