Christmas can be a lonely time for older people, particularly the growing number who live in rural areas. Technology could help the crisis of social isolation in old age.
With an ageing population, dementia is becoming more and more prevalent. But what does dementia actually do to the brain to cause changes in behaviour?
It's the subject no one wants to discuss. How prepared are you?
There are many indications that old age is at its limits.
At least one in six older people experience some form of physical, emotional, sexual or financial abuse each year.
Breaking a bone is never a good thing, but breaking a hip is particularly bad. One in three older adults who break a hip will die within 12 months of the injury.
Designers take note: your products may be less useful for people as they get older.
Doing exercise throughout your adult life can maintain your muscle mass, bone and immune system, and keep you healthy in old age.
Childhood adversity doesn't just affect our choices – according to new research, it also weakens the body's fundamental ability to stay healthy in old age.
Older people are less lonely than we think, but more importantly loneliness is something they face all year round – not just at Christmas.
There are many ways in which older people can engage in their communities and meet new people this Christmas.
Incontinence is frighteningly common.
Migration may help to pay Western pensions, but life is hard for those left behind.
Reader Adam Barclay, 44, wants to know if someone his age has any chance of living forever.
Theresa May's U-turn on social care funding shows how hard it is to fix. But there is a logical solution.
South Africa might want to consider raising its retirement age to 70 to cope with a challenge of an ageing population that's under-insured and relying on an already pressured public purse.
Over the last century, life expectancy has increased by seven hours a day.
Anti-ageing research often uses short-lived model species such as mice. But these species age in a very different way to us, so they may not tell us all that much about boosting our own lifespans.
Spiritual engagement is losing out to efficiency when it comes to older age.
Britain's longest-reigning monarch has seen a big rise in life expectancy since her birth in 1926.