Compassion ‘as important’ as brains in elderly care
A major report from charities and the NHS has called for an overhaul in care for the elderly. At the heart of the proposed reforms: treating the aged less like patients and more like people.
Patients go back in time at ‘Dementiaville’
An artificial village, built specially for dementia patients, has caused a storm in the world of elderly care. Can it be right to finish one’s days in fantasy world, even if it is a pleasant...
‘Boomerang’ kids go back to their parents
In despair at a 41-year-old son who won't leave home, Italian parents are trying to legally evict their own son. Is living with the family the future for the 'jilted generation'?
Horrific cruelty to elderly patients revealed
Appalling treatment of senior citizens in NHS is exposed by Health Ombudsman. Patients are left thirsty, hungry and unwashed. Are we an ageist society?
'Wrinkly' TV star wins under new ageism rules
A television presenter wins her age discrimination case against the BBC. But is the world of work ready to make room for the older generation?