“‘No One Wants To Be Old’: How To Put The ‘Non-Age’ in Nonagenerian,” by Sharon Jayson, Kaiser Health News
“It never hurts to have longevity in your genes and few chronic health problems, but mindset plays a role in how people age, experts say. Some older adults have been termed “superagers” for mental acuity despite their years because the typical age-related decline in brain volume is much slower. . . . Researchers find that society’s focus on youth culture and negative stereotypes about aging prompts older adults’ memory loss and stress. These days, older adults who want to dispel notions of growing feeble now have growing ranks to emulate.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
How about some good news for a change?
No One Wants To Be Old’: How To Put The ‘Non-Age’ in Nonagenerian