Despite an increasingly positive representation of old people in the media, it is not the reality for the majority whose frailty and vulnerability disturb society to the point of denial.
The death rate from coronavirus starts to increase for those aged 50 and over and rises to almost 15% for over-80s.
...and how to prevent it happening.
The Health of Nations report outlines the UK's plans for extending the number of years people live in good health.
The number of older people who drink heavily is increasing. Here's why that's a problem.
Research suggests that scientists' understanding of biological age may not be as robust as we thought.
Hot weather can make chronic health conditions, most commonly experienced by older people, more difficult to manage. So it's a good idea to look out for older friends and relatives this summer.
There are a lot of misconceptions about exercise. Here are nine.
Emerging evidence suggests that prolonged stress exposure can accelerate the ticking rate of an internal cellular clock. By doing so, stress can contribute to faster ageing and body deterioration.
A new system of carers' leave would allow middle-aged Australians to care for their ageing parents while staying in the workforce.
Ageing is a disease and one that will increasingly be treatable.
Talk of a 'breakthrough' in NAD+ anti-ageing supplements may be premature.
Simple policies, such as the free bus pass for older adults, not only reduce loneliness but also help older people maintain cognitive function.
A guide to physical activity for those over 60, from the lifetime physically active to the late starter.
Has the chemistry of ageing come of age?
Care facilities are often considered a last resort in South Africa. Personal care is assumed to be provided by family and household members.
We found that the key factors behind poor cognitive function were related to levels of education, being a woman, marital status and being poor.
Rapid population ageing has prompted researchers to study disease trends in older South Africans. The aim is to understand the role that specific health conditions play in ageing among rural people.
Research done over the past 26 years
provides insights into changes across people's lives, helps evaluate interventions, and provides information for local, provincial and national planning.
It's evident from research that while health influences economic well-being, the inverse is also true, economic well-being influences health.