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.
The UK's palliative care is excellent - but that hasn't prevented scandals like the Liverpool Care Pathway and Mid-staffs.
Our expert explains how our bodies' many complex systems deteriorate, leading to an increased risk of falling.
We know that older people are more likely to vote conservative: but is this because of their age, or their generation?
A perverse funding incentive creates or maintains the dependency of older people living in nursing homes.
A perverse funding incentive creates or maintains the dependency of older people livin
Our sex lives may change as we get older but those in sexual relationships still want the same things as the young.
Work’s over, back to school.
As the post-war generation retire, they're keen to keep learning.
Still going strong.
How old you are depends not so much when you were born but how your clock is ticking.
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…
Marketing egg freezing as a way to extend women’s reproductive lives is simply false.
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The practice of offering egg freezing perks to employees is becoming increasingly more common. Facebook and Apple are in on the act, as too are some of our local IVF clinics.
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.
We’re more likely to recall memories and information we’ve used frequently rather than those obtained at a particular age.
People with dementia judge the passage of time differently, and can access remote memories from many decades ago while being unable to remember events of the past few hours.
The future may not be as bleak as we thought.
Five new European studies say dementia occurrence is stable or falling. Our panic may have been unnecessary.
Australians are living and working longer, marrying later and earning more that past generations.
Divorce rates are on the decline in Australia, people are marrying and having children later in life, and more of us live alone. Our experts respond to the new report on Australia's welfare.
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Over the past few years we've seen a dramatic rise in the rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among Australians aged 60 years and older.
Despite the Intergenerational Report’s assertion about ageing’s negative impact on labour force participation, the effect turns out to be minimal.
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The 2015 Intergenerational Report is being used as a basis for important decisions about future policies. But it makes some misleading claims.
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Care for older people can be more than old peoples homes or hospitals.
Turns out we are as old as we feel - and look.
Would you want to know how long you've got left to live? Scientists are getting closer to estimating it.
Embrace life, not quarter or middle life crises.
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Higher life expectancies, children as a choice and replacements for faulty bodywork. We've never had it so good.
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A new tool that combines mortality risk factors across a big sample of the UK population can work out how middle-aged people compare.