NHS ageism ‘stopping elderly getting cancer treatment’

Widespread ageism throughout the NHS means elderly cancer patients are sometimes being written off as “too old for treatment”, doctors and nurses have admitted. About half of those surveyed in an ICM poll (48 per cent) said they thought “stereotypes and...

How valuing friends makes twilight years the happiest

As people grow old they become cantankerous, grumpy and generally unhappy with their lot in life, according to popular portrayal. Far from the Victor Meldrew stereotype, those in their twilight years are actually happier than younger people  because they have learnt...