Specific challenges must be addressed in the older population who are at risk from alcohol abuse.
Is grunting a sign that we’re ageing fast? Or is it just one of those things that come with the middle years, like reading glasses, greying hair and 'dad jokes'?
Each device is complex in its own right, and trying to use them together in many different settings makes things even more complicated.
The US divorce rate has fallen steadily over the last 30 or 40 years. It's likely because young adults are taking more time to decide to marry.
People who are 65 and up can expect to live longer than ever before. Does it make sense to keep classifying everyone in this group as old? A pair of demographers argue for 'age inflation.'
Designing technology to feel more familiar can help older people live more independent lives.
Home care packages are a viable alternative to residential aged care for many older Australians. But the process to secure these packages can be long and complicated.
Parents and children rarely put agreements about granny flats in writing and almost never consult a lawyer. But when these arrangements go wrong, the consequences can be disastrous and costly for all.
By the time the aged care royal commission's recommendations lead to improvements in our nursing homes, four cohorts of residents will have died. Here's why.
Christmas can be a lonely time for older people, particularly the growing number who live in rural areas. Technology could help the crisis of social isolation in old age.
Americans are increasingly struggling to save enough for retirement. If Social Security isn't saved, growing old in poverty will likely become more common.
Robots address challenges care systems face -- and could even provide companionship to those who need it most.
Half of Australians feel lonely for at least one day a week, while one in four feel lonely for three or more days. This can impact on sleep, heart health and levels of anxiety.
Researchers have developed a new profile system that can save time and money and drastically improve patient care.
The biggest system failure in aged care is staffing. We don't need to wait until the royal commission is over to fix it – this can be done now.
Better aged care will only come when we as a society stop marginalising older people and start recognising the needs of their carers.
Important programs helping older adults learn how to use the internet are effective but limited.
There are several reasons people might find smart devices equipped with an always-on microphone both attractive and unsettling.
There are many indications that old age is at its limits.
Breaking a bone is never a good thing, but breaking a hip is particularly bad. One in three older adults who break a hip will die within 12 months of the injury.