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.
Designers take note: your products may be less useful for people as they get older.
More than 750,000 additional specialist homes will be required by 2035, in England alone, to deal with the shortfall.
You're more likely to know a word but not be able to produce it as you get older. Keeping fit could minimise these lapses.
Telomeres on a chromosome.
Detailed images of the anti-ageing enzyme telomerase are a drug designer's dream
The difference in ageing between Australia and Tasmania of five weeks per year is largely explained by interstate migration.
For Australia, the median age is 37.2 years. The Northern Territory is the youngest state or territory with a a median age of 32.4 years and Tasmania is the oldest at 42 years.
Happiness in retirement isn’t the same for everyone.
The ingredients for a good old age differ, not just because of where you live, but also depending on your income.
We found the prevalence of ageism among younger people is most apparent when participants were asked about succession statements like whether older people should actively make way for the young.
Men and young people are more likely to be ageist, but few Australians are resolutely ageist in their views, a new survey finds.
Reductions in collagen and elastin as we age are mostly to blame for our laugh lines.
There's not much we can do about the reduction in collagen and fat that cause lines and circles under our eyes as we age. But sunscreen and a healthy lifestyle can help keep the signs of ageing at bay.
Blood has always been a symbol of life and has been thought to counteract the ageing process.
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Recent scientific studies have claimed that transfusions of blood from teenagers can help delay or reverse the ageing process. Do they stack up?
Biological age calculators are a crude measurement but can be a wake-up call to improve our lifestyle.
Four in five of us have a "biological" age older than our real age, which means we have at least one risk factor that is higher than the number set as “normal”.
Scientists may have discovered why cancer incidence rises with age, and it's got more to do with the immune system than people thought.
Most people view ageing as negative. But, research shows, there's actually a lot to be positive about.
One secret to a longer life is being part of a social group that also engages in healthy habits.
More and more people are living to 100, but in some regions of the world there's more of them – what does this tell us?
There are many ways in which older people can engage in their communities and meet new people this Christmas.
As 90-year-old Thumekile Mthiyane proves, you’re never too old to learn or try new things.
It's common knowledge that children are voracious learners but the famous cliche suggests that you can't teach an old dog new tricks. This simply isn't true.
Life expectancy has been steadily improving in the UK for 110 years. Until now.
Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant found in blueberries.
Scientists are hoping to one day be able to turn the natural dietary compound resveratrol into medicines to slow down ageing.