The idea of family care is nice, but there are limits to what it can provide.
A model that has the body at the centre and a reductionist view of disease fails to respond to the suffering of the person.
Bringing older adults and young children together will make the care system better for everyone.
Antipsychotic medications for delirium don't work and could harm, a new study shows. So what options are left?
What students can learn from time spent in care homes.
It is particularly dangerous to be an elderly person in Tanzania's rural areas and villages. Legislation exists to protect this group, but it's not being translated into reality.
Growing old gracefully with a spring in your step.
Too many older people are restricted from receiving state help for their care needs.
Society often assumes older drivers are bad drivers but that is not necessarily true.
An electric fan cools you down in extreme heat, but not if you're old.
Small businesses such as pubs and hairdressers are key to allowing people with dementia to maintain meaningful social ties.
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 is a way to connect to family members. Those relationships can improve mental and physical well-being, in addition to creating meaningful personal bonds.
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.
Contrary to popular belief, retirees are more likely to enjoy a healthier lifestyle than their counterparts who remain in workforce.
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.
Is hanging-up the only way of getting rid of cold callers?
Putting CCTV in all UK care homes would be a breach of residents privacy and could have serious ramifications for the rest of society.
New research suggests Britons are living longer and in good mental shape – but it's not good news across the board.