The ageing of the world population is one of the most important issues facing humanity in the 21st century - up there with climate change in its potential global impact. For the first time, the number of people over 65 worldwide will, for the first time, be greater than the number of 0-4 year olds, and it will keep on rising. The strains this is causing on society are already evident as health and social services everywhere struggle to cope with the care needs of the elderly. But why and how do we age?
In Borrowed Time: The Science of How and Why We Age, Sue addresses these questions, focussing inward - on what is going on in our bodies at the most basic level of the cells and genes as the years pass, looking why our skin wrinkles with age, why our wounds take longer to heal, and why words escape us at crucial moments in conversation. Download Chapter 1 of her book here now for free!
Listen to Sue's Daily Life Lesson now where she shares her answers on why and how we age.