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Will your hologram replace you?

Denyse O'Leary | 19 May 2015 | CONNECTING |  
tags: bereavement, elderly, virtual reality

Retirement a distant dream for some

Shannon Roberts | 14 January 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: elderly, retirement age, Singapore

Will our elders be left behind with dying media?

Denyse O'Leary | 26 Dec 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: elderly, media literacy, new media

Elderspeak is demeaning

Craig Klugman | 25 November 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: elderly, elderspeak, human dignity
Why are residents of nursing homes addressed as if they were children?

Bringing the elderly back to life with music

Michael Cook | 14 November 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: dementia, elderly, music
A touching documentary asks why so many elderly have been abandoned in dehumanising nursing homes.

Should they be driven off the road?

Shannon Roberts | 10 November 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: baby boomers, demography, driving, elderly, laws

Skills gap looms for United Kingdom

Shannon Roberts | 19 November 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: elderly, skills shortage, United Kingdom

Hey! Old People! Stop being a burden on the rest of us!

Marcus Roberts | 19 February 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: elderly, euthanasia, Japan
The Japanese finance minister has decided that his party doesn't need the elderly vote.

“I don’t want to be a burden”

Paul Russell | 22 January 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: elderly, euthanasia, suicide
Why isn't elder suicide seen as a shameful failure of our care networks?

A taste for (a healthy, happy long) life: an Italian Family!

Vincenzina Santoro | 05 September 2012 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: elderly, Italy

The elderly - a boon for the economy?

Marcus Roberts | 30 April 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: ageing population, economics, elderly, University College London
A new report suggests that the elderly are economically beneficial.

US Centenarians - Not as Common as Once Thought

Marcus Roberts | 08 February 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: centenarians, demography, elderly, Gompertz law
New research has overturned the assumption that mortality rates flatten out above the age of 80.

The gift of self giving

Katie Hinderer | 18 December 2011 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: christmas, elderly, service

Liberation or victimisation for over 60s?

Phillip Elias | 13 September 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: elderly, sexual revolution
Sex for the elderly is a tidy little earner for cosmetic surgeons and Big Pharma.

The age of ageing

Vincenzina Santoro | 28 February 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: ageing, demography, elderly
The proportion and sheer numbers of the elderly are unprecedented in the history of humanity.

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