We have the technology to make it easier for older Australians to pursue active ageing in their own communities. The smart city just needs their input to make it work for them.
Canadians are living longer, but are they living well? The challenges to aging well go beyond the problems in long-term care. Substantial change to Canada's support service systems is long overdue.
Our research shows that engaging in one of these social activities regularly may have some effect on preventing chronic conditions.
Hormonal changes that occur during menopause can alter the way fat is deposited in the body, but weight gain associated with menopause is more likely to be a by-product of ageing.
Without doing more exercise or cutting down on food, most women will gain weight as they go through menopause. But it's not inevitable.
Do you often forget where you put the keys or what you were looking for in the fridge? It's not necessarily a sign of cognitive decline – it might just come down to being tired, stressed or worried.
Rates of elective surgery are rising most among those aged over 85, due to advances in anaesthesia and techniques such as keyhole surgery. But it's also much riskier.
As we age, our bodies need different types of exercise. Here is a guide to doing the right exercise for your age.
As you age, your body deteriorates and your risk of disease and injury increases. Here's a decade by decade guide to what you're up against – and what you can do about it.
Millions of older Australians live in houses that don't safely meet their needs, but they're not ready for a nursing home. Lack of suitable housing and the moving costs leave them with nowhere to go.
Our ageing population presents several social and economic challenges, particularly for the health sector. Physical activity can tackle many of these.
Several key aspects of public open space can encourage older people to get out and about. And badly designed and maintained facilities have the opposite effect and can harm their wellbeing.
Many brain training programs are based on the principles of neuroplasticity. But a new study shows that less than 40% are backed by proof of efficacy.
What's going on in the brain when something seems familiar but we don't know why.
Contrary to popular belief, retirees are more likely to enjoy a healthier lifestyle than their counterparts who remain in workforce.
You can't do much about the genes you're dealt, but the BELFAST study of nonagenarians shows that you can live a long and healthy life if you play your cards well.
Three out of four women going through menopause suffer hot flushes, and suffer they do. But research shows the way society views ageing and menopause can reduce the severity of symptoms.
The secret to longevity – take a look at your poo to find out.
New research suggests Britons are living longer and in good mental shape – but it's not good news across the board.
Over-65s use twice as many health resources as the average Australian. But it's worth the expense.