Ageing Population

Best friends forever?
Joanna Roughton | Feb 6 2017 | comment  
The logic of caring for your own elderly parents gets more compelling.

Can pensioners live in student halls?
Joanna Roughton | Jan 19 2017 | comment  
Bringing (unrelated) old and young together under one roof is an idea gaining traction.

Later-in-life divorce becoming more common
Nicole M. King | Feb 3 2016 | comment  
And the ramifications are far from positive.

Nursing home offers rent-free accommodation for uni students
Tamara El-Rahi | Apr 15 2015 | comment  
Now this is what an awesome idea looks like.

Chinese required to provide emotional support for elderly parents
Tamara El-Rahi | Jul 9 2013 | comment  
Yes, even more evidence that the one-child policy is an epic fail.

Korea’s elderly turn to suicide as family bonds fray
Carolyn Moynihan | Feb 21 2013 | comment  
Parents who have spent everything on their children find there is no-one around to care for them in old age.

Visit your parents. That’s an order!
Carolyn Moynihan | Jan 7 2013 | comment  
A generation or two of China’s only children are being reminded of their obligations to elderly parents by a law change that comes into effect later this year.

Children enlisted to care for South Korea’s old and mentally frail
Carolyn Moynihan | Dec 1 2010 | comment  
How good are your children at relating to their grandparents? How would they respond if granny developed Alzheimer’s? These questions beg an even bigger one: how will societies with an average of 2 or less children per woman cope with a burgeoning elderly population and a growing worldwide epidemic of dementia? South Korea has come up with answers in a remarkable campaign.

Fallout from divorce increases
Carolyn Moynihan | Nov 24 2010 | comment  
Despite the ease with which divorce is contemplated and achieved today, research confirms that it is not good for the mental and physical health of children. A Canadian study suggests that children who experience a parental divorce are over twice as likely to suffer a stroke at some point in their lives.
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