Ageing

7 Famous Women Get Real About The Menopause

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The menopause is when a woman stops having periods and is no longer able to get naturally pregnant. Symptoms include hot flushes, night sweats, reduce...

Minority Within A Minority: Women Ageing With HIV

Jacqui Stevenson | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK
Jacqui Stevenson

There are an estimated 101,000 people living with HIV in the UK, 31% of whom are women. Yet women living with HIV are frequently invisible, their spec...

Letter To My Twenty-One-Year-Old Self - Learn To Love Adventure

Grace Fodor | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Grace Fodor

Right now, you're full of ambition - eager to make your mark on the world and start building the empires you've got planned in your head. You've worked hard, you've got great business instincts and are going to go far.

I Hid My Grey Hair For 20 Years - But At 45 My Natural Look Gets Me Stopped In The Street

Nicola Humber | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Humber

Sometimes I still have people asking me whether I'm really intending to leave my hair this way. And I'm happy to say 'Yes, I am'. Allowing my hair to be natural makes me feel freer, stronger, more real. And I'm glad to have said goodbye to the young girl who felt she had to look a certain way.

What Trying To Stay Young Does To Your Body

Dr Nick Summerton | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nick Summerton

We all want to stay young for as long as possible. But trying to cling onto the lifestyle you had in your 20s doesn't keep you youthful. It might do something for you psychologically, but physically there are repercussions.

Finding That First Grey Hair

Katie Lodge | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Lodge

Embrace the grey or dye. It's up to you. But go do something you love. Be someone you love. Move furniture around, set fire to things, chuck out the unwanted, find music in silence. Find truth. No one's truly happy being a mortal, sensing the final stop. So a grey hair, a crappy diagnosis, a simple wake-up call, remind you your days are numbered, and that it's what you do or don't do that defines you.

100-Year-Old Man Reveals Secret To A Long Life...And It Involves Wine

SWNS | Poorna Bell | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Good news for those enjoy a glass of red wine - a great-grandfather has revealed it’s his secret to long life as he celebrates his 100th birthday. C...

Ageing Parents - A Wake Up Call

Beth Britton | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

With this being my 50th Huffington Post blog, I had made a plan for what I'd write about, but like all plans you make when you have ageing parents those plans can go out of the window very quickly.

Why Is Turning Forty A Big Deal?

Jen Faulkner | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jen Faulkner

And recently, aged thirty-nine I had a bit of a panic when a random blood sugar level test came back abnormally high. My life flashed before me again (yes, I am over dramatic when it comes to my health, did I not mention that?) and I spent hours crying over what I had done to my body by comfort eating and binge drinking over the years

Women Who Started Period Before Age 12 Have Increased Risk Of Early Menopause

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Women who started their periods when they were aged 11 or younger have an increased risk of hitting the menopause in their thirties, a study has found...

Midlife: How To Make The Next Phase Of Your Life Count

Jackie Mendoza | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Mendoza

It's hardly surprising that many of us in our late forties and fifties end up either dreading the years to come or railing against them by trying to pack as much in as possible (younger lover, ultra-marathons, sports car, botox, face lift, breast implants, you name it).

Health: It's Time To Talk

Steve Scown | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Scown

I'm 55 and I'm hoping I've many good years of life to come. But here's a thought - a man my age with learning disabilities is quite probably entering ...

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...