8 February 2012 Last updated at 11:18

New technology to improve old ageElderly person using touchscreen computer

New technology is being designed to help elderly people live independently for longer - an industry expected to increase as the population grows older.

Sue and her mother AudreyKeeping care in the family

As our population gets older, the cost of caring for the elderly is expected to rise. BBC News looks at why some families choose to care for their elderly relatives at home.

Elderly patientNHS 'must improve elderly care'

Hospitals must improve their care of elderly patients undergoing surgery, an expert report says.

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