Older people

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Sorry, Jeremy Hunt – we older people want to work. But bosses just don’t want us to | Dorothy Byrne
The chancellor says that Britain needs us oldies back in employment, but the discrimination we face is an outrage, says Dorothy Byrne

Dorothy Byrne

01, Feb, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Elderly people waited nearly twice as long in A&E in England as in 2021
Exclusive: rise in typical delays from nine hours to 16 hours to get care or a bed puts over 80s at greater risk of dying, say doctors

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

31, Jan, 2023 @5:49 PM

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UK dementia care agency’s half-hour home visits ‘lasted as little as three minutes’
Staff filed records claiming far more care was given, evidence suggests

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

30, Jan, 2023 @6:48 PM

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Retired early and wondering what to do? How about fighting for the rest of us? | Emma Beddington
I don’t begrudge the comfortably off ‘silver quitters’ their good luck. But those of us who still have to work need their help on the barricades, writes Emma Beddington

Emma Beddington

29, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Britain lavishes benefits on plenty of rich pensioners. Let’s means test them now | Polly Toynbee
Bumping the state pension age up to 68 will do little to help those who are so poor, they won’t even reach that age, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

26, Jan, 2023 @2:16 PM

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Old world – Inside the 27 January Guardian Weekly
A demographic timebomb for the planet. Plus: Why Jacinda Ardern quit politics

Graham Snowdon

25, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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The offcuts conspiracy: from sausages to sweets, are we all just eating discarded scraps?
An acquaintance is convinced that almost every product in the shops is the detritus of some elite product we can’t afford, writes Zoe Williams. Could they be right?

Zoe Williams

25, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘I jumped off the hangover hamster wheel’: midlife drinkers who gave up booze – and got happy
In the UK, those aged 55 to 75 are the heaviest drinkers, with the generation below not far behind. But many are turning their backs on alcohol and discovering surprising benefits

Emine Saner

24, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Older patients on medley of drugs ‘at higher risk of adverse reactions’
Older people prescribed 10 or more medicines by GPs at threefold increased risk, researchers say

Andrew Gregory Health editor

24, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Assisted dying should be a right – not a crime | Letters
Letters: Barbara Bell writes about the suffering of patients she has cared for, and Nick Anderson says choice is key, but Nozmul Hussain says there would be unwanted consequences

23, Jan, 2023 @4:19 PM

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Ageing planet: the new demographic timebomb
India is about to overtake China as the most populous country – but as birthrates fall, we’re facing life in a greyer world. Are we prepared for the physical, political and financial challenges ahead?

Emma Graham-Harrison and Justin McCurry in Tokyo

22, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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The Guardian view on unpaid carers: labour, even if it is for love | Editorial
Editorial: The growing number of people who do more than 20 hours of unpaid care for loved ones every week deserve more support


20, Jan, 2023 @6:30 PM

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