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UK's Oldest Person Set To Celebrate 113th Birthday In Style

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The UK's oldest person, Gladys Hooper, has turned 113 today (Monday 18 January) and will be celebrating in style with a hearty slice of cake and a cup...

Grandma Receives Pillow Made From Late Husband's Shirt In Tear-Jerking Video

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Grab the tissues. An elderly woman broke down after receiving a touching gift from her daughter - a pillow made from her late-husband's shirt. T...

Youth? Been There, Done That

Dr Rafael Euba | Posted 04.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Rafael Euba

The stereotypes place old age somewhere else, in a different plane, where human individual dimensions don't normally apply. Perhaps this serves a protective function: as long as "old" is somewhere else, one can stay truly young by simply not going there.

Powerful Advert About Love And Dementia Will Have You Tearing Up In Seconds

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We've finally found a Christmas advert to rival John Lewis on the tearjerker stakes. The above ad shows the tender moment an elderly couple recall ...

Delivery Driver Hailed A 'Hero' For Saving Elderly Man's Life Who Had Collapsed At Home Alone

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A delivery driver for a local pharmacy has been heralded a "hero" after saving an elderly man's life who had collapsed at home. Colin, who works fo...

This 101-Year-Old Playing In The Snow Will Melt Your Heart

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Albina Foisy is 101 years old. She also loves snow. A lot. The centenarian, who is from British Columbia, was filmed elatedly making snowballs by h...

#WereNoAngels Campaign Launches Against Victoria's Secret Lingerie Model Stereotypes

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Style

Victoria's Secret: men love it and women - well, they aren't quite sure how they feel about it. Some of us love the body confidence the models exu...

Grandparents Reenact 'Up' For 60th Anniversary And It's Adorable

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An elderly couple, both in their eighties, have given us all of the feels by reenacting 'Up' for their 60th wedding anniversary. The adorable video...

Health in the Balance

Dean Hodgkin | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dean Hodgkin

Fall related injuries affect a third of people over 65 each year, often leading to hospital admission and in many cases seriously impacting quality of life thereafter, including dropping out of social circles and even loss of independence.

Parkinson's Drug Trial Helps Patients Walk And Talk Again

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A drug used to treat leukaemia has been shown to improve cognitive function and physical movement in patients with Parkinson's disease. The small c...

94-Year-Old Is Internet Famous After Modelling Nephew's Ebay Goods

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If your Ebay strategy isn't pulling in the big bucks, then take a leaf out of this guy's book. Bulgarian Ebay seller 'Retrooobg' gets his aunt to m...

We Could All Learn Something From This 62-Year-Old Bodybuilder

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A 62-year-old bodybuilder has dished out some sage words of advice about ageing. Lazaro Almanaras is a personal trainer and bodybuilder from Ealing...

Elderly Man Sings To 93-Year-Old Dying Wife, Breaks All Of Our Hearts

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Tissues at the ready. An elderly man has been filmed singing a love song to his dying wife in what is quite possibly the most heartwarming video w...

Britain's First Care Home For Elderly LGBT People On The Cards

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A nursing home for LGBT people could be built in the UK over the next three years. The care home, which would be the first of its kind in this coun...

Wonderful Clip Of Elderly Man Waiting At Airport Will Melt Your Heart

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A video of an elderly man has captured the hearts of many, after he was spotted waiting patiently to greet his lady friend as she arrived at the airpo...

4 Simple Tests To Find Out How Well You're Ageing

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We often get caught up worrying about what ageing will do to our looks -- from wrinkles in our skin to gray in our hair. But true ageing is more than ...

Don't Ask What Your Bones Can Do for You....

Diana Moran | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Moran

Osteoporosis is most common in menopausal women as the decline in oestrogen levels leads to an increase in the normal rate of mineral loss from bone. Young women who experience an early menopause before the age of 45, and women who are excessively thin are at increased risk of developing osteoporosis.

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...

Harmful Drinking Among 'Successful' Over-50s On The Rise

PA | By Jennifer Cockerell, Press Association Health Correspondent | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Excessive drinking among people aged 50 or over in England has been branded a "middle class phenomenon" by researchers. A study published in the o...

Third Of Office Workers 'Too Busy' For Health And Wellbeing

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're too busy at work to take a loo break, let alone exercise, then you're not alone. In fact, we're a nation of desk potatoes according to a...

Grandmas Try (And Fail) To Define Slang Terms

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If we needed further proof that kids these days talk codswallop, then this is it. A gaggle of grandmas were asked by Elite Daily LABS to define an ...

Life Expectancy Calculator Reveals How Long You Will Live For

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A new life expectancy calculator from the Office for National Statistics gives people a rough indication of how long they could live for, while also o...

What's Your Heart Age? This Tool Can Tell You

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Worried about your heart health? If you think there might be something amiss, then this rather marvellous NHS tool can help put your mind at ease, ...

Grandmas Play 'F*ck, Marry Or Kill' And It's Got Us In Stitches

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There's something a little unnerving, yet equally hilarious, about hearing your grandma swear. (Or someone else's grandma, for that matter.) When E...

Many Women Over 40 Say Sex Is Off The Cards Because Of This...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Women over 40 are experiencing something of a crisis in the bedroom department. According to a new study of 1,000 women, females who are entering t...