Driving to Nebraska: Cinema, human dignity, and the elderly
At times, cinema succeeds where philosophy fails.
Big News! Our #2 is on the way!
| 08 July 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |
Growing old should not mean growing isolated
| 09 May 2014 | FEATURES |
A social isolation epidemic among older people is being countered by community building initiatives.
32 years old and socially dead?
| 05 September 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
Apparently we turn into our parents at the age of 32.
Amour: does old age have any honour left?
A harrowing film about a French couple’s struggle with dementia is a powerful but inadequate argument for legalized euthanasia.
“Till death do us part”
As millions of divorced baby boomers age, some are rediscovering the meaning of their marriage vows.
UN: The World is Ageing
| 10 October 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
The world is ageing according to the UN. And we must "do something".
The Future of Two Economic Powerhouses
| 08 July 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
Worrying signs for the future of Germany and China.
Youth are no Longer the Future
| 13 May 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
Statistics in NZ and the US show how these populations are ageing.
There are perks to being middle-aged
| 09 May 2011 | FEATURES |
Like sitting quietly in a pub, reading and eating fish-and-chips.
The age of ageing
The proportion and sheer numbers of the elderly are unprecedented in the history of humanity.
Wondering what to buy Grandma for Christmas?
| 06 December 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |
Why not the action video game Super Street Fighter IV? Just kidding. But
Wii Fit might be worth considering.
Serial marriages linked with earlier death
| 16 August 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |
While increasing numbers of people find it difficult -- or unimportant
-- to achieve marriage, there are others who marry more than once. A
third marriage, however, may signpost an early grave.
Seventy-seven years married, and still going strong
Britain’s oldest couple, Phyllis and Ralph Tarrant, are both over 100,
have been married 77 years and still live happily and independently
together in their own flat. How did they do that?
Britain unprepared for looming population crisis
| 02 October 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |
The latest figures on Britain's ageing population confirm that not enough is being done to prepare for the crisis.
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