Research shows it generates future savings for society by lowering demand for health and social care services.
This 1,000-year-old institution is not the solution to ageing Britain – here's why.
That's to meet your basic needs and have a little leftover for fun.
Australia’s rich diversity is reflected in its older population. It's time our nursing homes do the same.
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 UK is facing a population crisis with birth rates at an all-time low.
Most older Australians want to live in a home they own, preferably in the middle and outer suburbs of a city. But increasing numbers look unlikely to realise their housing aspirations.
Each device is complex in its own right, and trying to use them together in many different settings makes things even more complicated.
The digital overlays of Pokémon Go reinvented Sofia’s everyday experiences of mundane spaces. And she became an outstandingly super-cool grandmother in the eyes of her grandson, Diego.
Research shows that older people tend to be more trusting than young people, for reasons related to experience and the ageing process.
‘People felt totally trapped’: what it’s like to be a pensioner renting privately as Australia’s housing costs soar.
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On today's episode, Alan Morris shares some of the deeply moving stories he heard when he set out to interview older Australians in private rental accommodation and social housing about loneliness.
Life expectancy has more than doubled in the last two centuries. How much more can it increase?
The use of electric bikes can be tied to improved clarity of thought, faster reaction times and a boost in mental well-being.
Baby boomers have shown the fastest rise in rates of alcohol and drug misuse in the last 15 years.
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.
Learning is not just for young people – it can help older people lead fulfilling lives in their twilight years.
Windows help those who can't get out understand and participate in the world around them.
Younger generations could learn a thing or two from their older counterparts about how to have a healthier relationship with digital technologies like social media.
While share houses are more a matter of financial necessity than choice, many older Australians are discovering it has unexpected social benefits for them.
Much of the innovation in providing social housing is coming from community housing providers around the country. And it's desperately needed given the state of housing inequality in Australia.