Stories about getting older in a world that wants us to stay young.
Episode 6 - The End
Death is the natural culmination of the ageing process, but it can seem like an abstract idea, until it affects us directly.
Episode 5 - Who cares?
Who will take care of us when we can’t take care of ourselves? And how much choice will we have in the matter, once the time comes?
Episode 4 - Intergenerational conversation
Noelle McCarthy takes an honest look at ageism, pension costs, and intergenerational tension.
Episode 3 - Mind matters
How do our brains change as we get older? Noelle finds out, with the help of a neuroscientist, a centenarian, and a Poet Laureate.
Episode 2 - Ageing bodies
How do we want to age? And how much control will we have over the process? Noelle McCarthy visits the Dunedin Study, and finds out why the most accurate measure of your age might not necessarily be your birthday.
Episode 1 - More time
We’re all living longer than ever before and there’s never been so much pressure to spend our lives looking and feeling young. How does this affect our 21st century experience of ageing?
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I really enjoyed the programme on dementia. Both my parents have had this. NEVER tell a family member that it doesn't matter for the sufferer as they won't know what is going on. They DO know that things aren't right, and some sufferers get severe paranoia (thankfully not my parents). Very interesting interview with the brain specialist. Well done.