Ageing and pensions
The crisis in adult social care is punishing those to whom we owe so much.
The panic spread by hacks and politicians about end-of-life care in UK hospitals needs to be tackled head-on.
Last night’s BBC Panorama showed how grim some care homes are. But more bureaucratic monitoring is not the solution.
Ignore reports that depict millions of elderly people as the victims of abuse or mental illness. Getting older is better than it's ever been.
With 144million over-60s, China is having to devise new ways to care for its elderly. Chris Dalby reports from a retirement home near Beijing.
Must-reads from the past week
Scary headlines about a 'dementia timebomb' expose today's miserabilist view of the human success story that is longer life.
Philip Roth’s new novel Everyman explores what happens when we obsess too much about life’s final ‘reality check’.
Never mind the Pensions Commission: we can afford the future without saving our pennies and keeping pensioners in poverty.
People should be able to choose when and how they retire.
It might be selfish and unnatural - but a woman in her 60s should have the choice to have a child.