When one in six hospitalisations of older patients are due to harm from their medicines, then something is going seriously wrong.
With a booming life expectancy, there is a need for collective, intergenerational discussion and ideas around how to better design housing in Australia’s communities and cities.
Social isolation in old age is a significant social concern. It is linked to a range of health problems and, in extreme cases, it can lead to people growing old and dying alone.
When adult children abuse their parents, feelings of parental love and responsibility coupled with shame and guilt often stop the parent from seeking help and protecting themselves.
Who will be responsible for putting the right policies and services in place to ensure we reap the benefits of healthy ageing and minimise the negatives?
The retailer's emblematic ad should have stuck their grandad in a rocket and blasted him straight to party central.
After the middle years of their life, people report increasing levels of happiness. An expert unpicks the data.
Over-65s use twice as many health resources as the average Australian. But it's worth the expense.
Combining age-related loneliness with other social issues could help breathe new life into public services.
Ageing is taboo in the world of the rich and the famous and it is represented as something terrible. Since when did looking old become something to laugh at?
A Chinese company deducts 5-10% of employees wages' and gives the money to their parents – it's filial piety in action.
We often think of posture as a physical thing – but our minds play a crucial part too.
Some scientists claim a pill that would have us living healthier lives for longer is less than a generation away. But many philosophers argue extended life may not be as good as it sounds.
The reluctance by many to accept or even debate the intersection between old age and disability highlights how society struggles to construct differences in ability.
The UK's palliative care is excellent - but that hasn't prevented scandals like the Liverpool Care Pathway and Mid-staffs.
Our expert explains how our bodies' many complex systems deteriorate, leading to an increased risk of falling.
We know that older people are more likely to vote conservative: but is this because of their age, or their generation?
A perverse funding incentive creates or maintains the dependency of older people livin
Our sex lives may change as we get older but those in sexual relationships still want the same things as the young.
As the post-war generation retire, they're keen to keep learning.