Research now shows a connection between chronic pain when you are younger and the development of dementia. The facts show that we experience changes in our health, body, and mind as we get older. Preparing is essential.
Have you ever used 'elderspeak'? Talk to older people like they are kids is demeaning. Studies show it adversely impacts their health as well.
Traffic. Congestion. Few people like it. This is why some people are moving to golf cart communities when they retire. Get where you need to with a golf cart and enjoying the open air without traffic can be a retirement paradise for some.
It is emotional seeing a parent or spouse decline for any reason, but when their memory slips, it is sad seeing the person who you have known for all your life slip away as they need long-term health care.
America is getting older, and many older people want to continue to work instead of retiring. Workplace safety is a growing concern as the workforce grows gray.
Focus on mental health problems should start younger as the impact of depression and related health problems in older adults can be more severe. Depression is associated with declining health in people with conditions like heart disease and diabetes.
Being a caregiver is challenging. While it can be rewarding, the responsibilities and tasks are not easy. There are physical and emotional burdens that come with being a caregiver. ‘Mindful exercises” will help.
Have you heard someone say, "I'm on a fixed income," perhaps a parent - maybe yourself? Budgeting for life after retirement is best to think about before you retire. Either way, there are ways to save and enjoy a more successful retirement.
You might be at risk for Osteoporosis. Even men can be at risk. It occurs when your bone density decreases, causing broken bones, pain, and disability. Aging happens. Be prepared. Your health, body, and mind change as you get older.