Aging Population

Care in Crisis - a Perfect Storm?

Stephen Burke | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK
Stephen Burke

Two news stories this week demonstrated the growing crisis in care for older people.First there were reports that the cost of a care home place is outstripping older people's incomes. Then councils said that they are hopelessly underfunded to deliver the government's reforms of paying for care.

Is a Minister for Older People the Answer to Neglect, Loneliness and Poor Care?

Stephen Burke | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Politics
Stephen Burke

Making life better for older people would benefit people of all ages for generations to come. Will the government rise to the challenge of our ageing population and appoint a Minister for Older People?

The World Is Ageing - Please Get It!

Silvia Stefanoni | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK
Silvia Stefanoni

"I didn't know that there were more over 65-year-olds than under five-year-olds... But to hear that the fastest cohort of these over-65s is in the developing countries is very telling". These words came from the Kenyan co-chair of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that I attended this week to discuss the post-2015 development framework.

Upper Age Limit For Surgery Causes 'Needless Deaths' Warn Experts

PA | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Thousands of elderly patients are needlessly dying because they are being denied treatment on the grounds of their age, a report has found. Surgica...

Grey Matter: I'm Donating My Brain to Science

Alice E. Vincent | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alice E. Vincent

Talking about donating one's brain to science doesn't always crop up at dinner parties. But the fact is, along with the heirlooms worth more in sentiment than cash, the ill-fitting coats and outdated catchphrases, I want to leave behind something else. Namely, the fleshy organ inside my head.