Andrew Bret Wallis
Eleanor Rigby is alive and not well.
In today’s busy and technologically driven society, it can be hard to unwind and relax. Yet, the continuing popularity of adult coloring books has shown that by doing something traditionally associated with children, we can truly switch off.
Researchers have found the evidence that singing and art skills can improve with the disease.
It's about adjusting to the body's changes.
More than ever, we need to change the way we look at and think about ageing. Getting older doesn’t mean life ends. Getting older just means life changes. Indeed, ageing isn’t homogenous, everyone’s experience is different.
Weight training and good sleep can help.
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The Queen recently turned 90. By doing so, she has already lived six years longer than the average Australian female. One might expect this would be the case given her privileged life, but science suggests that she has more in common with us than we think.
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As a society we do not yet fully understand, let alone are prepared to deal with, the impending issues facing ageing populations.
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What does it mean to be grey for a woman? In our culture, it generally means old or well past their prime. For men, the clichés still hold water; distinguished, suave, sexy, a silver fox.
The more serious challenges that confront us are to ensure that the 25 years or so added to the average Australian's life are good years -- years in which older Australians remain healthy, active, secure and feel valued by the community they helped to build. Unfortunately, we are not as well placed to meet those challenges.