Funeral home workers remove a body from the Centre d'hébergement de Sainte-Dorothée in Laval, Que., in April 2020 (Ryan Remiorz/CP)

The year of the pandemic has busted the myth that Canada values its seniors

Decades of promises to improve the quality of life of elderly Canadians have gone unfulfilled. The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the ugly truth.

The myth of memory decline and how to rejuvenate your brain

We really are wiser after 70, insists leading neurologist Daniel Levitin

The guilt and anguish of looking after elderly parents

Q&A: Elizabeth Hay’s new book bravely reckons with sibling tensions and filial love as she grapples with being a caregiver for her aging parents

What the census tells us about Canada’s aging population

Face it Canada, we’re getting old, though as the latest census figures show, not every part of the country is growing grey at the same pace

How do men age? Here’s why the answer is ‘poorly’

An evolutionary biology book from Richard G. Bribiescas explains why men are doomed

The inheritance wars

A generation living beyond its means is waiting for the biggest transfer of wealth in human history. Some are waiting more patiently than others.

Can you get fitter at 50 than you’ve ever been in your life?

What if it were possible to restore the body to peak physical condition? Author Margaret Webb finds out

Why it’s time to face up to old age

The social and economic costs of ignoring the elderly in a society bent on denying and defying age.

The little girl who may hold the secret to aging

From 2014: Mackenzee Wittke, a five-year-old Alberta girl with the body of an infant, might just hold the genetic key to how we age

Preview: Does this girl hold the genetic key to how we age?

A sneak peek at this week’s cover: A five-year-old Alberta girl is trapped in the body of an infant. Scientists think she may hold the key to the secrets of aging

Cartoonist’s graphic memoir tackles parental old age and death

Review of ‘Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant’ by Roz Chast

Where’s a smoke bomb when you need one?

Scott Feschuk on how to end a conversation at a party and other adulthood problems