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Is 115 the longest life we can hope for?

Marcus Roberts | 21 October 2016 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: ageing

Helping children understand dementia

Jane Fagan | 07 October 2016 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: ageing, grandparents, picture books

How to pay for an ageing Japan?

Marcus Roberts | 18 September 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: ageing, healthcare, Japan, pension

Driving to Nebraska: Cinema, human dignity, and the elderly

Daniel Ross Goodman | 28 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: ageing, films, human dignity
At times, cinema succeeds where philosophy fails.

Big News! Our #2 is on the way!

Marcus Roberts | 08 July 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: ageing, life expectancy, population growth

Growing old should not mean growing isolated

Derek Miedema | 09 May 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: ageing, Canada, community organizing
A social isolation epidemic among older people is being countered by community building initiatives.

32 years old and socially dead?

Marcus Roberts | 05 September 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: ageing, intergenerational equity, lifestyle, parenthood
Apparently we turn into our parents at the age of 32.

Amour: does old age have any honour left?

Margaret Somerville | 24 January 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: ageing, euthanasia, film reviews
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”

Teresa Cooney and Christine Proulx | 29 November 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: ageing, divorce, end-of-life care
As millions of divorced baby boomers age, some are rediscovering the meaning of their marriage vows.

UN: The World is Ageing

Marcus Roberts | 10 October 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: ageing, Ban Ki-moon, United Nations
The world is ageing according to the UN. And we must "do something".

The Future of Two Economic Powerhouses

Marcus Roberts | 08 July 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: ageing, China, Germany, one-child policy, retirement age
Worrying signs for the future of Germany and China.

Youth are no Longer the Future

Marcus Roberts | 13 May 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: ageing, centenarian, New Zealand, US
Statistics in NZ and the US show how these populations are ageing.

There are perks to being middle-aged

Joanna Bogle | 09 May 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: ageing, personal testimony, women
Like sitting quietly in a pub, reading and eating fish-and-chips.

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.

Wondering what to buy Grandma for Christmas?

Mariette Ulrich | 06 December 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: ageing, fitness, video games
Why not the action video game Super Street Fighter IV? Just kidding. But Wii Fit might be worth considering.

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