Playing music is good for people at all stages in their lives – including the elderly.
Music is a universal human habit, but it's particularly good for the elderly. From slowing cognitive decline to helping someone recover from a stroke, old age is a great time to pick up an instrument.
Gaming makes getting older better, and more fun.
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Gaming is a way to connect to family members. Those relationships can improve mental and physical well-being, in addition to creating meaningful personal bonds.
People nearing the end of their life often express fear of dying alone.
Research shows people who suffer from loss of meaning die earlier than those who maintain purpose. We can help people find meaning again by nurturing their "spirit".
Women over 60 are being killed in their own homes - but little more is known about these crimes.
Retirement may not automatically lead to better health but it presents an opportunity to engineer a healthier lifestyle.
Contrary to popular belief, retirees are more likely to enjoy a healthier lifestyle than their counterparts who remain in workforce.
South Africa’s high unemployment rate is the result of a disconnect between growth in employment and growth in the labour force.
To realise the benefit of the final phase of the demographic transition, South Africa needs to grow employment and improve the labour market prospects for its younger working-age population.
How not to deal with sales calls.
Is hanging-up the only way of getting rid of cold callers?
In safe hands?
Putting CCTV in all UK care homes would be a breach of residents privacy and could have serious ramifications for the rest of society.
Let’s think about our healthy ageing.
New research suggests Britons are living longer and in good mental shape – but it's not good news across the board.
Older people are politically active and have the talent and time to get more involved in addressing climate change. But in the US, they'll need some convincing.
The rape of older people has been missed off national statistics.
New research reveals how many people over the age of 60 have been raped in the UK – and it is time to act.
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.
The UK's palliative care is excellent - but that hasn't prevented scandals like the Liverpool Care Pathway and Mid-staffs.
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…
Too many older people feel socially excluded.
Older people aren't all lonely for the same reasons – we need different solutions to help them feel socially included.
There is precious little dignity available for those Australians who are in the last stages of their lives.
The contrast between rights with dignity and rights without is increasingly apparent with regard to two groups of Australians: retirees and those in aged-care facilities.
Japanese climber Yuichiro Miura, 80, before ascending Mt. Everest for the third time.
New research says we should discard conventional ways of analyzing what it means to age. It's how well people function that counts.
Housing security matters for older Australians like the residents of Millers Point, Sydney, who fear having to make way for development.
Without affordable and secure housing that meets the needs of older Australians, the nation cannot hope to sustain the productivity that is needed to secure future prosperity.
Definitely the wrong trousers, too much chafe.
Bionic trousers could use artificial muscles to help wearers move about -- and soft robotics technology will make the clothing comfortable and maybe even stylish.
Only 3% of elderly people know how to access health-related information.
With more health information going online, it has never been easier to proactively manage our health. Problem is, the people who would benefit the most are using it the least.