According to a recent nextavenue.org article, (“The 5 Things That Spook People Over 50,” October 2014), if you are 50 or older, you likely share at least some of these fears:
A recent helpguide.org article (“Staying Healthy As You Age,” December 2014) offers more guidance on combating the fears that may plague you as you age.
Many of the things we believe and fear about aging are simply myths. Getting older does not automatically lead to poor health, significant cognitive decline or an inability to learn new things. One oft-mentioned recommendation is to find meaning and enjoyment in life. Pick up a long-dormant hobby, learn to play an instrument or speak a foreign language, or take a class. Finding activities that keep you interested and engage your mind will go a long way toward keeping your brain healthy and staving off loneliness.
What are your biggest fears?