Simple policies, such as the free bus pass for older adults, not only reduce loneliness but also help older people maintain cognitive function.
Francis Townsend had a similar if less ambitious idea in the 1930s that never got through Congress but ended up making Social Security a lot more generous.
Men and women who report a decrease in sexual activities are more likely to experience a deterioration in how they rate their overall level of health.
The only possible solution to the crisis, socialisation, is the one that the current government will not consider.
Learning is not just for young people – it can help older people lead fulfilling lives in their twilight years.
Why choice should not be the most important factor in elder care.
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.
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?
It's the subject no one wants to discuss. How prepared are you?
There are many indications that old age is at its limits.
At least one in six older people experience some form of physical, emotional, sexual or financial abuse each year.
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.
Designers take note: your products may be less useful for people as they get older.
Doing exercise throughout your adult life can maintain your muscle mass, bone and immune system, and keep you healthy in old age.
Childhood adversity doesn't just affect our choices – according to new research, it also weakens the body's fundamental ability to stay healthy in old age.
Older people are less lonely than we think, but more importantly loneliness is something they face all year round – not just at Christmas.
There are many ways in which older people can engage in their communities and meet new people this Christmas.
Incontinence is frighteningly common.
Migration may help to pay Western pensions, but life is hard for those left behind.
Reader Adam Barclay, 44, wants to know if someone his age has any chance of living forever.