This week the aged care royal commission heard evidence of long waits for home care, poorly trained staff and high fees. These 10 charts explain how the system works and why it's under such pressure.
If you don't plan for your aged care and make your wishes known, you may be admitted to a hospital or aged care facility when something goes wrong. That's where most Australians end up dying.
There's good evidence to suggest a midlife crisis exists, though it's hard to define what the midlife is. And perhaps crises that occur during midlife might equally have occurred before or after.
As you age, your body deteriorates and your risk of disease and injury increases. Here's a decade by decade guide to what you're up against – and what you can do about it.
Research shows that feeling younger than you are could be good for you.
The income within super funds is poorly taxed. Taxing it better could properly fund aged care.
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?
As we age, our DNA accumulates damage, which can increase our risk of developing
cancer. But our cells work hard to guard against cancer – new research explains how.
It has recently been suggested that humans could live to 150 by 2020 simply by taking a certain supplement.
Losing your parents or growing up in poverty can add years to your biological age.
There are signs China could drop its two-child policy in an attempt to boost population growth.
As we get older, there are many reasons our muscles might feel stiff. The most important thing is to keep moving.
An ageing population doesn't have to be an economic burden.
Modified ball sports, like walking rugby, are increasingly popular with older people.
An international comparison of life expectancy rates has raised alarm bells for the UK.
New research on reversing ageing in human cells could be the first step to new anti-degenerative drugs.
Sports can be a healthy place for aggression and combat. It can also be a space for us to build community, test our limits and build resilience - no matter what our age.
Some philosophers believe that a very long life could easily become boring.
There are many indications that old age is at its limits.
Japan has a big ageing population, and others are looking to it for answers in how to provide better care for the elderly.