Retirement may not automatically lead to better health but it presents an opportunity to engineer a healthier lifestyle.
Contrary to popular belief, retirees are more likely to enjoy a healthier lifestyle than their counterparts who remain in workforce.
South Africa’s high unemployment rate is the result of a disconnect between growth in employment and growth in the labour force.
To realise the benefit of the final phase of the demographic transition, South Africa needs to grow employment and improve the labour market prospects for its younger working-age population.
How not to deal with sales calls.
Is hanging-up the only way of getting rid of cold callers?
In safe hands?
Putting CCTV in all UK care homes would be a breach of residents privacy and could have serious ramifications for the rest of society.
Let’s think about our healthy ageing.
New research suggests Britons are living longer and in good mental shape – but it's not good news across the board.
Older people are politically active and have the talent and time to get more involved in addressing climate change. But in the US, they'll need some convincing.
The rape of older people has been missed off national statistics.
New research reveals how many people over the age of 60 have been raped in the UK – and it is time to act.
How to build nearly 800 new care homes each year?
Reports on the current crisis in elderly care are set to be dwarfed by problems caused by the imminent explosion in the over-85s.
The UK's palliative care is excellent - but that hasn't prevented scandals like the Liverpool Care Pathway and Mid-staffs.
With very few exceptions in Australia’s history, annual suicide rates have always peaked in men aged 85 years and over.
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The most recent Australian suicide statistics from 2013 show that, out of the whole population, men aged 85 years and over have the highest suicide rates. While the attention these figures have garnered…
Too many older people feel socially excluded.
Older people aren't all lonely for the same reasons – we need different solutions to help them feel socially included.
There is precious little dignity available for those Australians who are in the last stages of their lives.
The contrast between rights with dignity and rights without is increasingly apparent with regard to two groups of Australians: retirees and those in aged-care facilities.
Japanese climber Yuichiro Miura, 80, before ascending Mt. Everest for the third time.
New research says we should discard conventional ways of analyzing what it means to age. It's how well people function that counts.
Housing security matters for older Australians like the residents of Millers Point, Sydney, who fear having to make way for development.
Without affordable and secure housing that meets the needs of older Australians, the nation cannot hope to sustain the productivity that is needed to secure future prosperity.
Definitely the wrong trousers, too much chafe.
Bionic trousers could use artificial muscles to help wearers move about -- and soft robotics technology will make the clothing comfortable and maybe even stylish.
Only 3% of elderly people know how to access health-related information.
With more health information going online, it has never been easier to proactively manage our health. Problem is, the people who would benefit the most are using it the least.
Among older adults living in the community, almost 10% are malnourished, while another 40% are considered to be at high risk of malnutrition.
Malnutrition is a significant issue around the world, especially in developing countries. But it’s not just a problem for poor nations; a large number of older Australians also suffer from this insidious…
We need to rethink care for the elderly.
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By 2030, the last of the Baby Boomer generation will have turned 65 years old, putting the population of “senior boomers” in the United States at approximately 71 million. Currently, only about 7,000 certified…
Researchers at Princeton University have found a serious gender gap in the amount of care adult children give their elderly…
People aged between 50 and 89 who use email or are internet “literate” perform better in memory and cognitive tests, a recent…