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The new old age
Getting older: something that most of us would love to avoid, not least because of the age-related illnesses we hear so much about, but also the prospect of our bodies slowing down with advancing years.
This week, we take a look at how scientists are challenging the idea that as we get older, our bodies become less efficient. Researchers in the south of France say they have found a way of using stem cells to stop the ageing process.
Meanwhile in the United Kingdom, people with Alzheimer's disease, a largely age-related illness, are seeing the benefits of "retro decoration". Old-fashioned decor and electrical goods from decades past are helping elderly patients live their lives more easily.
Finally, it's often said that youth is wasted on the young. We discuss one way to help younger people appreciate what they have - while they still have it.