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.
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith says better-off older people should hand back benefits like free bus passes and free TV licences if they do not need them.
More than a million people will have dementia by 2021 - but at the moment it can be slow and difficult to diagnose. That's what a new testing system hopes to improve.
In the week a Lords report warns that the country is "woefully unprepared" to cater for its growing population of over-65s, our Google Hangout asks how we can tackle the issue.
The country is not ready to meet the challenges of an ageing society, according to a new Lords report, which wants all parties to make a manifesto commitment to tackle the issue.
Five disabled people are challenging a plan to change the way their care is funded by the government, arguing it undermines the state's duty to promote independent living for the disabled.
The government announces plans to cap the amount the elderly have to pay for social care in England at £75,000 - after which the state will step in to help.
A flat-rate state pension from 2017, worth £144 for new pensioners, is announced by the government, amid warnings of a "con trick" and fears of a demand for higher contributions.