Elderly

Five Lessons For Eldercare From The Childcare Revolution

Stephen Burke | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Politics
Stephen Burke

Care is in crisis. Growing numbers of older people need care, but fewer older people are actually getting help. That means more and more older people are paying for care themselves, or rely on family/friends, or struggle without help.

Elderly Polish Couple Go Raving Until 5am At Fabric Nightclub

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK

An elderly Polish couple have become the toast of the British clubbing scene after dancing the night away at Fabric. The pair, in their 80s, were spot...

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.

More Pensioners Are Dying Because Of Austerity, New Research Claims

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK

Austerity is linked to an increase in deaths of pensioners aged 85 and over, research has found. Spending cuts in England have hit vulnerable adults a...

Homes and Neighbourhoods Key to Building Good Later Life

Anna Dixon | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK
Anna Dixon

Last week on leap day I joined Methodist Homes for the Aged (MHA) for their conference on 'Later Life Matters'. I was on stage with Alison Holt, who s...

Pensioners Are Eating Food Saved From Landfill.. But It's Not What You Think

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK

Pensioners are going to be given food that was destined for the landfill, at a groundbreaking café aiming to tackle a malnutrition crisis among older...

Cities of the Future Need to Be Age Friendly

Anna Dixon | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Politics
Anna Dixon

As the debate intensifies in the London Mayoral elections, are the candidates committed to creating cities that are fit for our ageing population?

Crisis in Care: Homecare Services at a Four-year Low

Stephen Burke | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Politics
Stephen Burke

Homecare services are getting increasingly poor reviews from families and users of these vital services.

Five Warning Signs Your Loved One Needs Care

Davina Ludlow | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Davina Ludlow

Moving a family member into residential care is never an easy decision, it is a difficult step to take both emotionally and practically. Sometimes however, it is the best way to guarantee your loved one's health, safety and happiness.

Enjoy the Beauty of the Changing Seasons and the Rest of our Lives

Diana Moran | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Moran

We need to encourage ourselves - and everyone around us - to look forward with optimism and to help ourselves to better health. We should encourage everyone around us to take better care of their body, their looks, and to advise them to be more active and to eat a well-balanced diet.

The Big Issue - Why People OFF the Streets Are Freezing to Death

Sian Welby | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK
Sian Welby

Ever since I became Channel 5 weather presenter in 2010, I've been aware of this growing problem. In that year, we had one of the coldest winters on record - 'Snowmageddon', the tabloids coined it. But this movie-like scenario had no happy Hollywood ending. Thousands of 'excess' deaths were caused by the extreme conditions five years ago, and the death toll has been rising ever since. So, you're probably thinking, how can this be possible in a first world, affluent country? Surely we're all used to the British weather by now?

Elderly Busker Takes Stormzy Rap To Whole New Level

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK

An elderly man is causing a social media storm after rapping to British grime artist 'Stormzy' in the busy shopping quarter of Carnaby Street, London....

You Won't Be Able To Deal With This Giggling Grandma Playing 'Knock-A-Door Run'

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Comedy

An 82-year-old granny has sparked rapturous laughter after indulging the cheeky little girl inside of her and playing a game of 'knock-a-door run'. ...

Man With Alzheimer's Makes One Simple But Heartbreaking Wish

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A man with Alzheimer's disease has made an emotional plea to the world, expressing his one wish - to be able to laugh and joke with his friends again...

Couple With Dementia Die Three Days Apart After 76 Years Together

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An inseparable elderly couple who met as teenagers have died three days apart after 76 years together. Phyllis and Miles Higgin met in 1933 and wer...

Tory Council Plots £26 Fee For Pensioners Who Fall In Their Homes

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 19.12.2015 | UK

Frail and infirm pensioners will be advised to pay a special fee in order to allow a council's care workers to pick them up should they fall down at h...

Loneliness is Not Just for Christmas

Patrick Stannah | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK
Patrick Stannah

The ONS' conclusion is foreboding, stating that the problem will only get worse given the UK's ageing population. The term 'chronically lonely' is now regularly being used to describe the condition. What can be done? It is an issue very close to my heart and I believe that we can all play a part in tackling loneliness.

Sarah Ann Harris

This Is An Utterly Ingenious Way Of Solving The Problem Of Elderly Loneliness

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 06.12.2015 | UK

"I haven’t got anybody of my age now left, the last one’s gone. “You never think of what it’s like to be old do you? When you’re young y...

We Need to Take Control of Our Health This Winter - Easy Steps to Helping Yourself and the NHS

Rose Gallagher | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK
Rose Gallagher

Winter puts enormous pressure on the NHS as common mild infections spread rapidly and demand for healthcare soars.

4 Ways To Help Elderly People Alone At Christmas This Year

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK

One million elderly people across Britain live on their own and 500,000 of them are expected to spend this Christmas Day alone. This year's John Le...

Elderly People Talking About Loneliness Will Break Your Heart

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK

A heartbreaking video has been released of elderly people opening up about their feelings of loneliness. The Channel 4 report met the faces behind the...

89-Year-Old Man Does Stand Up For The First Time, Absolutely Kills It

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Comedy

They say life begins at 50, but this man got his first stand-up comedy opportunity at the age of 89. Chuck Esterly's first routine, mostly comprisi...

Milly and the Decline in Social Care

Caroline Abrahams | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK
Caroline Abrahams

Unless the social care funding position improves the future looks bleak for older people like Milly and hundreds of thousands like her. It also threatens to bring our hospitals to a grinding halt, because every day many older people are in hospital beds when really they are medically fit to go home, owing simply to a shortage of social care.

Action on Loneliness Is Needed Now More Than Ever

Mary Rance | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK
Mary Rance

What the UK is experiencing is a loneliness epidemic. It is the sheer number of older people suffering from loneliness and social isolation which blights the UK's position as one of the best places in the world to grow old. This isn't going away or getting any better, and it's not something we can shy away from.

Jokes About Dying Pensioners' Benefit Cuts Were 'Crass', Think Tank Chief Admits

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK

A think-tank director has apologised for "crass and offensive" remarks during a discussion over cutting pensioners' benefits at the Conservative Party...