The WHO report reminds us that that old age is not a synonymous with dependence, either physical or economic. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

(...) longevity dividend. Des O’Neill is a consultant physician in geriatric and stroke medicine and a professor(...)

In this beautifully illustrated new history of an institution known for most of its existence as the King’s and Queen’s College of Physicians in Ireland, Alf McCreary relates how this bastion of king and country went into a Cinderella-like state of suspended animation for four decades after the founding of the State but is now emerging as a potent force in not only Irish and international healthcare but also in preserving a critical aspect of our heritage

(...) an institution that deserves to be better known among the Irish public. Prof Des O’Neill is a(...)

(...) eventualities of our future, including nursing home care. Desmond O’Neill is a consultant physician in(...)

One study showed that those who do not take vacations are more likely to be older and poorer, and did not show the gains in health and wellbeing of those taking a holiday. Photograph: Thinkstock

(...) in current employment.   Prof Des O’Neill is a geriatrician at Tallaght hospital and author(...)

‘Priorities should  turn to engagement with users of the services (the proposed Working Group makes no mention of them) . . .’ Photograph: Getty Images

(...) all potential users of nursing home care. Prof Des O’Neill is a consultant physician in geriatric and(...)

All societies will benefit from improved walking and cycling access, and more efficient public transport – in conjunction with inevitable car use.  Photograph:  Matt Kavanagh

(...) transport as a lifelong strategy. Prof Des O’Neill is a consultant geriatrician and director of the(...)

Older people may harbour ageist attitudes about specialist services for older people. Photograph: iStockphoto

(...). Prof Desmond O’Neill is a consultant physician in geriatric and stroke medicine and professor of(...)

Alice (Julianne Moore) and her daughter (Kristen Stewart) are united by love and shared vulnerability in ‘Still Alice’.

(...) future movie. A version of this column originally appeared as a British Medical Journal blog. Prof Des O’Neill(...)

Most of us have the opportunity for a longer and richer relationship with parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. Photograph: Thinkstock

(...) thought and a much closer union between our family and societal views of older people. Prof Des O’Neill(...)

(...) life – and eventually render our Profanisaurus of ageing redundant. Des O’Neill is a consultant(...)