At least one in six older people experience some form of physical, emotional, sexual or financial abuse each year.
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.
It's time we changed our stereotype of the brutish, thuggish Neanderthals, and instead start viewing them with the respect they really deserve.
Men and young people are more likely to be ageist, but few Australians are resolutely ageist in their views, a new survey finds.
Cannabis use among the baby boomer generation is on the rise, here's why.
While young people are drinking less alcohol, older Australians are binge drinking more often – what's going on?
It's common knowledge that children are voracious learners but the famous cliche suggests that you can't teach an old dog new tricks. This simply isn't true.
The rising number of older Australians is exposing the shortage of housing options and services to meet their needs, putting them at increasing risk of homelessness.
Medication usage has gone through the roof in the last decade.
Our ageing population presents several social and economic challenges, particularly for the health sector. Physical activity can tackle many of these.
Isolated older people living in poverty are suffering from food insecurity.
Reader Adam Barclay, 44, wants to know if someone his age has any chance of living forever.
Evacuations and disruptions to health care during and after disasters like Hurricane Harvey are serious threats for older adults, who may need support well after relief operations end.
More Australians over 50 are drinking and taking drugs than ever before. Here's why that can be a problem.
New research shows that older people are especially at risk during and after natural disasters, and may need medical help or other support well after relief operations end.
Older people require both psychological and nutritional support during drought and famine. Kenya needs to implement a comprehensive public health response that assists during emergency situations.
Older Australians are keenly aware of the housing challenges they face, but most are wary of co-housing due to the negative associations of shared living spaces.
Australians are living longer, and digital technologies could help them take control of retirement.
Older people in nursing homes or aged care facilities are often locked up "for their own safety", which new research says isn't usually needed.