With the number of over-65s expected to nearly double by 2050 and little plan for how to support them, Channel 4 News looks at what can be done to cope with the perfect storm of an ageing population.
As another committee considers how to tackle the problem of the UK's ageing society, Channel 4 News instead looks on the bright side: at the potential benefits of having an older population.
The 1979 one-child law has left an ageing population and a gender imbalance. On Friday, the Chinese lawmakers announced they will allow families to have two children.
Chancellor George Osborne raises the pension age to 69 in the autumn statement, but says we're all in it together. Are young people being targeted unfairly in the name of economic recovery?
What bright ideas would light up the UK economy for you? George Osborne has set out his plan for economic recovery, but Channel 4 News wanted to find out what people on the street would like to see.
Britain's elderly population is growing according to new figures, with a five-fold increase in the number of centenarians over the last three decades.
A small study shows for the first time that eating healthily, doing yoga and hanging out with friends does not just slow the ageing process - it may actually reverse it on a cellular level.
Table tennis, ping pong, wiff-waff: call it what you will, it's increasingly popular in the UK, with 2.4 million players. Now there are suggestions it could even help with conditions like dementia.
As a review recommends phasing out controversial national guidelines for care of the dying - which led to nurses shouting at families for giving patients water - is it time to re-think how we die?