Aging

Age Reversal Video Is A Sobering Reminder Of The Power Of Digital Alterations

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Next time Hollywood's unrealistic beauty standards make you feel shit about yourself, bear this jaw-dropping before-and-after in mind. Digital arti...

Disrupting the Age Game

Sara McKee | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sara McKee

Three years ago I started the Evermore journey, determined to provide positive lifestyle choices for people in later life. Key to this has been changing the conversation around ageing as for too long it had focussed on either decrepitude or the cost of care.

Scientists Reveal Their Tips For A Long Life

PA / The Huffington Post | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Quit smoking, lower your cholesterol, drink no more than four cups of coffee a day and you could be well on your way to hitting 100, scientists have s...

Design and Care: Moving Beyond Utility Towards Beauty

Ian Spero | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK
Ian Spero

Regular readers will be aware of my interest in the £4 million Long Term Care Revolution. LTCR aims to give UK businesses a head start in transform...

Age of No Retirement Is Over-Stated: Most of Us Would Rather Spend Time With Family

Wendy Loretto | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Wendy Loretto

Having been in work for the majority of their lives, most people valued free-time over work if they had the option in older age. Perhaps unsurprising I admit, but what is interesting is how views on retirement differ between men and women.

This Is The Fastest Really Old Man In The World

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Sport

Sports enthusiast and 95-year-old retired dentist Dr. Charles Eugster has become the fastest man in his age category after beating the 200 metre indoo...

Birthdays: A Time to Reflect

Jared Joffe | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jared Joffe

Getting older can present us with a number of challenges, but aging comes with rewards too. Unlike the body, the mind (while it's still sound) is capable of taking on more from age thirty and beyond. In fact, its depth increases as we continue to feed it and experience more from life.

Dementia or Are We There Yet?

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

Aging is about saying goodbye and a reminder of the ephemeral nature of life. Botox and plastic surgery are the favoured companions of many these days but they appeal to our fear of life and by inference, death. It is a sad indictment of our society that we do not value older people or the process of aging.

Thirty Ways You Know You're in Your 30s

Rachael Chadwick | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachael Chadwick

You're at the counter with your alcohol. The cashier gives you the double take and you think, 'Go on - do it'. It actually happens - they ask for ID. Cue mini victory dance (unless you don't actually have any ID on you and have to walk out wine-less. Burn).

Old People Around The World Share Their Message For Young People

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A YouTuber has ventured across the globe to interview the older generation armed with just one question. ""What's the one thing you would say to an...

Truly Inspiring Facebook Page Proves Age Is Just A Number

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An inspiring photographer has gained thousands of Facebook followers by proving age doesn't limit you. The Age Of Happiness is the brainchild of Vl...

Life at 75

Beth Britton | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

Mum has recently celebrated her 75th birthday, and while many writers often fail to put the voice of older people at the forefront of their writing, I wanted to go some way to redressing that balance by finding out directly from my mum what life is really like at 75.

How Drinking Drastically Changes From Your Twenties To Thirties

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

And the award for most appropriate insight into age and alcohol goes to... this on-point video from Buzzfeed, showing the differences between drinking...

Building Our Way to a Brighter Future: Are Politicians Parking the Issue?

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Politics
Jane Ashcroft

When this new housing is built, this will inevitably mean changes to local infrastructure and new roads being built. At present, older people face a disproportionately high number of accidents on the road - the Department for Transport reports that older people are between two and five times more likely to be killed or suffer a serious injury on the road than a younger person.

Fighting Alzheimer's Through Nutrition: What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know

Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer

Perhaps the cruelest aspect of Alzheimer's is that it robs families of their loved ones before they are truly gone. Loss of memories and physical abilities frustrates patients and pains family. Every health professional who works with Alzheimer's looks forward to the day when patients can be told there is a cure.

You're Not Wearing That, Are You?

Paul Marshall | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Marshall

While recently trawling the internet, I stumbled across - more by design than accident, I'm ashamed to admit - a site I really shouldn't have been looking at.

Bit of a Grey Area

Ben Shires | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK Comedy
Ben Shires

These are awkward situations at the best of times, but at least I was looking sharp. Or so I thought. "You're going grey!" she squawked, triumphantly, before I'd even had a chance to recount how well I was doing and how it had all weirdly coincided with us parting ways.

The Ethereal Age: The Blessings of Getting Old

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

It happens to all of us as we get older- we find the richness of our memories satiating, filling us with a sort of glee that the thought of things past becomes more than enough. Age is rued by many but it can be a joyful experience. When I was little I wanted to be older.

How to Launch 'The Great Novel'... Or Not?

Richard Masefield | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Richard Masefield

So here I am, no longer in the world of generous advances. My book will have to work quite hard to earn its keep. But at least it's out there. Amazon is criticised for undermining bookshops. But if more novels see the light of day and more readers get to read them, that surely has to be a good thing, doesn't it?

25 Things That Are Completely Rubbish About Being 25

Ellen Stewart | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellen Stewart

I've been 25 for one month and one day and already I am quite sure it is the worst age ever. Don't believe me? Take a look at these 25 highly valid reasons why. Yup, that's one for every sorry year of your life...

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.

Aren't You Lucky? Or Another Birthday, Another Miracle

Mik Scarlet | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

It's actually a really big thing reaching this age. I was born with a cancer called Neuroblastoma and my parents were told that I had a maximum life expectancy of five years. They took me home and tried to enjoy the short time they though they had with me...

Am I the Happiest I Will Ever Be?

Lowenna Waters | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lowenna Waters

I am 25, and according to a new study, I should be the happiest I will ever be. Free from the stresses and responsibilities of family life, I should be carefree, secure and confident. But is this true?

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?

Please Don't Tell Me I'm 'Lucky' My Parents Are Already Dead

Emma Clarke | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Clarke

Although it seems a lifetime ago, it feels like yesterday. Time doesn't heal; it just makes grief go out of focus. And anything can bring it sharply back again: a photograph, a scent, a memory or just the endless yearning pall of homesickness so familiar to people who've lost their parents too early.