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.
Our expert explains how our bodies' many complex systems deteriorate, leading to an increased risk of falling.
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.
Higher life expectancies, children as a choice and replacements for faulty bodywork. We've never had it so good.
By learning to become more aware of present-moment experiences, we learn not to react to thoughts and worries that can interfere with sleep.
With more health information going online, it has never been easier to proactively manage our health. Problem is, the people who would benefit the most are using it the least.