In addition to a shortage of public toilets, current innovations in their design may not be suitable for an ageing population.
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Millions of people need to be confident that suitable public toilets will be available when they leave their homes. A shortage of such facilities is a serious problem for an ageing population.
As the UK’s population ages, the pressures on the NHS can only get worse.
Heavy clouds are on the horizon for NHS England – and older people will suffer the worst in this downpour.
The saying goes, with age comes wisdom, but is that really true?
Japan: not getting any younger.
Worries about overpopulation aren't being felt everywhere.
It’s much cheaper and easier to build better access into homes instead of doing it later.
Community and housing industry leaders agreed a national guideline and a plan to provide basic access features in all new housing by 2020. But this voluntary approach is failing.
Intergenerational mentoring benefits both older and younger colleagues, as well as their employers.
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Many hidden obstacles confront Australia's older workers, so what workplace changes can be made to maximise the benefits and reduce the problems of an ageing population?
Australia’s current housing options are not future-proofed for its ageing population.
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.
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.
A Chinese company deducts 5-10% of employees wages' and gives the money to their parents – it's filial piety in action.
Old age is often associated with a reduction in abilities and the denial of human rights.
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.
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…
Then we did it in this position.
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A taboo around older age sex is diminishing but some still find it hard.
Older workers and retirees are fast becoming Australia’s most significant age group of voters – but future federal governments will struggle to pay for their retirement without serious reform.
Within three years, Australians will face a $100 billion bill just to cover the age pension and super tax breaks. That bill is set to keep rising; by 2025, one in three of us will be 55-plus.
Nurturing older age is beneficial for all of us.
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Active ageing isn't just about the ability to be physically active or a part of the labour force, but continuing participation in social, economic and cultural life.
Nothing comes for free, Nigel.
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UKIP's manifesto makes misleading claims on health tourism.
One in ten pensioners will live for 10 years or more beyond the average person.
The policy solution to the ageing population laid out in the Intergenerational Report benefits the better-off in the future over the less well-off today.
People are living longer, yet the systems to provide care for older adults are informal and inadequate.
In Australia, the question of how to provide care for ageing family members is largely an individual one. Most care is provided by family members. In 2012, 2.7 million Australians were providing some type…
Yes – cheap flights to Norway!
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It’s no secret that the global population is ageing. We’re living longer than ever and are healthier until much later in life. But we’re still struggling to adapt to this changing demographic – and some…
Studies that deliberately exclude older adults from their samples render older adults' sexuality invisible.
The Australian Study of Health and Relationships (ASHR), the latest findings of which were released recently, has much to commend it. Like its counterpart, the British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes…
The care provided by family and friends is all that enables 90% of older Australians to continue living at home.
It’s no news that Australia is undergoing structural ageing – as is the rest of the developed world. Today 14% of Australia’s population is 65 and over. By 2061 this proportion is expected to rise to 22…