Old Age

107-Year-Old Says Daily Glass Of Whisky Is The Key To Her Longevity

SWNS | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A former dance teacher celebrating her 107th birthday has put down her longevity down to drinking a glass of whisky every day. Sprightly Kay Travis s...

Is This A Cure For Ageing? Researchers Have Found A Way To Make Old Cells Younger

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Tech

Having the ability to reverse ageing seems more like a miracle than a medical possibility, but now a team of scientists claim to have been able to “...

Good News, There Is No Known Limit To How Long Humans Can Live For

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Tech

If life (or the size of your retirement pot) has had you despairing of late, then let us reassure you with the happy news that you could in fact be on...

The Adventures Of Wonder Woman

Caragh Little | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

We can't do better than our best, no matter how much we want to try. We can't be superheroes. We can't just twirl around and save the world, no matter how Amazonian and heroic we may feel. We can't defeat the darkness of disaster and unfairness and growing old.

'World's Oldest Person' Dies Aged 146

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

An Indonesian man believed to be the world’s oldest person ever has died at the supposed age of 146. Sodimedjo, also known as Mbah Ghoto (grandpa Gh...

I'm Older Than My Father

Sally Brown | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sally Brown

My dad was a 40-a-day man - cigarettes not press-ups. He was one of the pre-war generation who started smoking as a teenager and, sadly, became addicted. My memories were of him lighting up a life-saving fag the minute he woke up in the morning - and that pretty much continued throughout the day.

Why You Should Seriously Look Forward To Getting Older

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Forget worrying about old age because new research suggests we’ll all be having the time of our lives once those grey hairs take hold. Almost two t...

Uncharted Territory: What It's Like To Be Part Of The First Generation To Grow Older With HIV

Ian Green | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Ian Green

So this is the first time we've seen people grow older with HIV on such a scale. Thirty years after the AIDS crisis took so many precious lives from us, it is extraordinarily positive to see this progress - but there are a lot of unknowns facing those of us growing older with HIV.

Why Saying 'Yes' Is A Good Thing

Dan Flanagan | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Flanagan

Three hours later I had fallen a little bit in love. Vera is 97 writes poetry, knits scarves for the homeless and loves meeting new people. Every day she goes out to different places to meet people and do things rather than taking the easy route and staying safely in front of the TV.

112-Year-Old Woman Has Smoked 30 Cigarettes Each Day For The Past 95 Years

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

At 112 years old, Batuli Lamichhane is one of the oldest people in the world. But despite her apparent good health, the centenarian has one surprising...

'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 ...

Contrary To Popular Belief, Elderly Drivers Are Safer Than Young Ones

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Tech

The notion that older people are dangerous drivers has been contested by a major analysis of road accident data. Researchers found that 17 to 21 year-...

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...

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...

This "Living Hip" Could Make Metal Hip Replacements A Thing Of The Past

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Tech

This could be the end of metal hip replacements as scientists have designed a new “living hip” from stem cells. The team of scientists in the USA ...

Exposure To Artificial Light Could Be Making Us Ill While Ageing Us Prematurely

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Tech

Exposure to artificial lighting could not only be making us all ill but susceptible to diseases, according to a new study. The research by a team at t...

Badass Pensioners Couldn't Care Less If Young People Think Style Has An Age Limit

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Style

A generation of ageist bores has declared that once you’ve got your bus pass (and several decades before that) you really need to rein in your style...

Scientists May Be Able To Restore Memories In Brains Damaged By Age

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Tech

New research suggests that scientists may be able to restore memories by inserting neutral stem cells into damaged brains. A team at Texas A&M Univers...

Video Of Old Man And His Dog Captures The Beauty Of Friendship In Old Age

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A short clip of an old man walking his dog has managed to simultaneously break and melt the internet's icy heart. The clip shows the old man slowly wa...

Road Rage, Snoozing and Turning Down the Telly - Getting Old Sucks

David Mooney | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Comedy
David Mooney

I used to be able to do simple things like get out of bed in a morning. Previously, the alarm would sound and I'd wake up, turn it off, get showered and leave the house. That's a skill that's deserted me; either I need to snooze six times to be able to face the day or my body hurts for no reason whatsoever.

Missing Teeth and Other Failings

Wendy Jones | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Wendy Jones

She knew who she was, who I and other relatives were, but not where she was exactly or why. Memories and knowledge laid down long ago remained. Current experiences were hard to fathom. Hospital was difficult. Her cognition got worse with each stay.

The Young Become the Old

Martin Barrow | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK
Martin Barrow

It is an unlikely friendship. He's pushing 90, blind and not as quick on his feet as he used to be. She's not yet four, and until recently rarely said a word. Now she has found her voice and she has plenty to say for herself. Within moments she is holding the elderly gent's hand and he is laughing out loud. If he's not careful she'll soon be helping herself to the cake from his plate.

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...

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Presume That Old People Don't Have Sex

Suzi Godson | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Clearly, age alone is no barrier to sexual activity, but there is a 'use it or lose it' aspect to sex in later life, and for older people, masturbation is probably the easiest and most effective way of sustaining both sexual desire and sexual function.

Youth? Been There, Done That

Dr Rafael Euba | Posted 02.12.2016 | 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.