With an ageing population, dementia is becoming more and more prevalent. But what does dementia actually do to the brain to cause changes in behaviour?
As we age, our DNA accumulates damage, which can increase our risk of developing
cancer. But our cells work hard to guard against cancer – new research explains how.
It has recently been suggested that humans could live to 150 by 2020 simply by taking a certain supplement.
Losing your parents or growing up in poverty can add years to your biological age.
There are signs China could drop its two-child policy in an attempt to boost population growth.
As we get older, there are many reasons our muscles might feel stiff. The most important thing is to keep moving.
An ageing population doesn't have to be an economic burden.
Modified ball sports, like walking rugby, are increasingly popular with older people.
An international comparison of life expectancy rates has raised alarm bells for the UK.
New research on reversing ageing in human cells could be the first step to new anti-degenerative drugs.
Sports can be a healthy place for aggression and combat. It can also be a space for us to build community, test our limits and build resilience - no matter what our age.
Some philosophers believe that a very long life could easily become boring.
There are many indications that old age is at its limits.
Japan has a big ageing population, and others are looking to it for answers in how to provide better care for the elderly.
Designers take note: your products may be less useful for people as they get older.
More than 750,000 additional specialist homes will be required by 2035, in England alone, to deal with the shortfall.
You're more likely to know a word but not be able to produce it as you get older. Keeping fit could minimise these lapses.
Detailed images of the anti-ageing enzyme telomerase are a drug designer's dream
For Australia, the median age is 37.2 years. The Northern Territory is the youngest state or territory with a a median age of 32.4 years and Tasmania is the oldest at 42 years.
The ingredients for a good old age differ, not just because of where you live, but also depending on your income.