Getting older can sometimes bring added challenges. These might include:
Despite these challenges, many people in later life live satisfying lives. They are able to draw on life experience and wisdom to cope with these challenges. The rates of depression are no higher among older people.
A number of positive experiences can also come with ageing. Some of these may be that you:
There is lots of advice on keeping well as you get older, including:
For more info on keeping well in later life visit: http://www.ageuk.org.uk/
Many people can worry about their memory as they get older. It is important to note that dementia is not a normal part of ageing. For more info if you are worried about your memory visit our self help section: worried about your memory