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Social care Japanese style – what we can learn from the world’s oldest population

Iza Kavedžija examines the lessons to be learned from Japanese social care policies and urges the government to add transparency to long-term plans for coping with the UK's ageing population.

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Researchers find a knowledge gap between millennials and over 55s

The number of feet in a yard, how to wire a plug - and working out multiplication without a calculator are among the things older people are more likely to know than millennials, a study has found.

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Teaching grandchildren to speak

Frequently there's a special bond between grandparents and grandchildren which provides an ideal launchpad for Child Language Development reports Michael Edwards

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10 steps to take some of the financial pain out of divorce

The first working Monday of the year has been dubbed Divorce Day. If you are considering a split also consider the potential cost.

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Christmas quarrels will see thousands disinherited by January

Thousands of people will spend the festive season secretly plotting to cut relatives out of their Will, according to a new study.

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Women more likely than men to lose interest in sex

Has biased reporting of a recent report into lack of interest in sex unfairly treated women? NHS Choices Behind the Headlines investigates.

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How to settle social care funding once and for all

Janette Rutterford says the Dilnot Report's findings on social care costs and caps must be implemented.

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Society actually does want policies that benefit future generations

Are we living today at the expense of future generations - should we instead be limiting our consumption of global resources and safeguarding the planet for our grandchildren?

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Funeral choices shun formality

Funerals are traditionally regarded as sombre ceremonies, new research has revealed that modern Brits are shunning the conventional formalities in favour of a more upbeat occasion.

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Why we become more forgetful with age – and what you can do about it

Regular exercise key to maintaining memory and cognitive ability in later life. Writes Vanessa Loaiza.

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Half a century of homelessness in the UK – here's what has changed

In 1966, the BBC drama Cathy Come Home radically changed the way society thinks about homelessness. So how would Cathy fare today? Graham Bowpitt considers.

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Is there a natural limit to how long humans can live?

Richard Faragher, Professor of Biogerontology at the University of Brighton, asks is there an intrinsic maximum limit to human lifespan or not?

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How to arrange care at home

Arranging personal care services for an elderly person in his or her own home.

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Snoring and sleep loss: a room of one's own

The secret to a happy and refreshed marriage could be sleeping in separate bedrooms, says Michael Wale

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Empty nest syndrome: what to do when the kids fly

When the children finally grow up and leave home, the silence they leave behind can be terrible for parents to deal with. But, its out painful duty to help them on their way so that they can grow as individuals.

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People in their eighties have sex – get over it

David Lee, Age UK Research Fellow at University of Manchester writes society’s view of late-life sexuality is wrong – most elderly have regular intercourse

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Age invisible - professional shelf-life by perceived sexual desirability

**Warning very strong language** Ageism in broadcast media is not an issue for men - so why are there so few older women? This satirical sketch explains all...

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Sex addiction affects brain in 'same way as drugs'

NHS Choices Behind the Headlines service examines behind recent newspaper screamer 'Is compulsive sexual behaviour comparable to drug addiction?”

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Care standards: How do we solve the problem of elder care?

In spite of ever more older people needing home or residential care, the British public seems unwilling to foot the bill or take steps to safeguard themselves in later life

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The important role of grandparents

Grandparents play a significant role in the upbringing of children. Diane Priestley reflects on how her own parents had loving input into her two children, now successful young adults.

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Dating in later life: don't be desperate and dateless!

Dating the second time around can be traumatic. But it can be rewarding in itself

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Women prefer miserable men

Ladies these days, it seems, like their heroes rather Byronic or at least somewhat irritable and frowning

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Women with jobs apparently don't have sex

Career women are dull, whereas unemployed women have all the fun, if not all the money - or so the reports say

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Least convincing cry for help ever

Such tragedy! Such pathos! Such horror! This poor afflicted soul must surely go to bed each night, smiling...

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Beer and oafing - the time and place to be adult

We all need our own place to be ourselves

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What’s in a name?

Kids today are being blessed or cursed by their parents' idea of an individual name. Is it acceptable to call a boy Nebechudnezzar or a girl Ikea? Allan McLachlan shames the names.

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Modern manners: I'm sure I left them here somewhere...

I have just become a grandfather. Already I despair about how my grandchildren will grow up amid the lax manners and slipping standards of the modern world.

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The invisible woman: What happened to me when I reached middle age?

Women develop an amazing ability to turn invisible in all kinds of social and day to day situations when they reach 50. But there is no super human or magical power at work, its just another illustration of how society shunts us into 'second class' when we reach a certain age!

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