Before we go any further, let me start by saying that the risk of you having dementia as you age is much lower than you probably think.
There is a lot of information in books, magazines, blogs, online and on TV, on how to look more youthful and improve your sense of style. I have noticed that overall, they seem to cut off at 50.
Reading is a passion we can take into our old age and not worry about our performance! After all, it’s not a game we’re playing… we’re just keeping our brains functioning at optimum level. Let’s be clear…
As we age, we often find it harder to make friends. Many of the friends we still have are those we made as children, teenagers, or as adults with small children.
If you have decided, now that you’re in your 60s, that this is a good time to finally write the book you’ve been promising for so many years you’ve lost count, you have to start with some very basic questions: how, why, where, and when?
Sounds impossible, right?! Wrong! It’s very possible. Let me explain …
As we grow older and our body takes on different forms and dimensions (we become shape shifters), we may continue to dress as we always have, not realising it just doesn’t work anymore.
Thinning hair and hair loss can be a devastating problem as we move on in years. I was reminded of this earlier today when talking to a lady at the station.
“Your hair looks lovely,” I said. The reply was, “Oh, it’s dreadful; it’s so thin now.” She then regaled me with her morning routine which sounded exhausting – but her hair did look nice.
We seem to be inundated with stories of doom and gloom on the likelihood of our acquiring Alzheimer’s or any other form of dementia. In fact, if you listen to the varied and disparate reports we seem to be inundated with lately, none of us will escape the onslaught.
We all know regular exercise is beneficial: mentally, physically and emotionally. We also know it can be hard to motivate ourselves sometimes, especially if we are dealing with the pain of osteoarthritis.