Old Age

'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 27.01.2016 | 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 25.01.2016 | 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 18.01.2016 | 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 14.12.2015 | 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 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.

Cutting Care

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 04.12.2015 | UK Politics
Jane Ashcroft

The shortfall in social care funding, estimated to be around the £4.3bn mark by the end of the decade, once again was not addressed sufficiently in the Chancellor's recent Spending Review.

Christmas Commercials: Please, Someone Give Us a Break

Paul Marshall | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

For my sins (I've atoned for them now) I used to be in advertising. One of the very first ads my brother and I ever created (the responsibility M'Lu...

95-Year-Old Invited To Radio Station After Emotional Call To Say He Misses His Wife

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A radio station invited a lonely 95-year-old man to come in for a coffee after he called in to say he misses his wife. Bill Palmer phoned BBC Radi...

Work on and Live With Purpose

Jilly Forster | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jilly Forster

The culture we live in today, which evolved around lives half as long, does a pretty good job of supporting people up to 50 and then it stops. As we learn about ageing, the potential for people to age well is greater than ever previously imagined.

How 'Loneliness Maps' Could Improve The Nation's Health

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Loneliness is an increasing problem in the UK, currently affecting an estimated 800,000 people in the England alone. Yet most of us don't realise ...

Daredevil Granny Celebrates 100th Birthday With Great White Sharks

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Georgina Haywood is a centenarian without fear, it seems, as she has marked her 100th birthday by skydiving and swimming with sharks. She kicked of...

The Answer To The Question 'What Will Your Tattoos Look Like When You're Older?'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Anti-inkers are always saying "Don't you ever think what it will look like when you're old?". Now people with tattoos don't need to worry. Courtesy...

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...

Adorable Old People Recreate Classic Film Posters

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Comedy

Residents at the Shenley Wood Retirement Village in Milton Keynes have found a delightful way to raise money for charity. The seniors dressed up to...

Old Men Covering 'Uptown Funk' Is Adorable And Hilarious

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Comedy

Better than the original, in our opinion....