Caring for Seniors and the Seven Common Myths About Aging in Greater Bangor, ME
Discover 7 Common Myths about Aging and Caring for Seniors in Bangor, ME and the Surrounding Area
“Growing old” is surrounded by many myths. Our compassionate care services want to help you sort myth from fact and see how older adults can enhance their well-being and quality of life in the present and well into their future years.
MYTH 1: Dementia is a normal part of aging
Dementia is an abnormal condition that impacts a person’s ability to perform daily activities. Misplacing objects on occasion, and a small loss of memory are not to be confused with signs of dementia. If there are significant changes to memory, mood, and thinking, meet with a physician.
MYTH 2: Seniors can’t learn and do new things
The process of learning changes throughout the years, but it is never too late or impossible to learn a new skill or activity. Our caring for senior professionals want to let you know that doing so will help keep a senior’s mind sharp.
MYTH 3: Older adults should avoid exercise
Concerns for overexertion or injury keep older adults from exercising, but the appropriate amount can improve health, decrease the risk of injury, and can improve thinking skills. Consult a doctor first for the right exercises.
MYTH 4: Living with multiple chronic diseases is inevitable
Aging does not always come with chronic conditions. Eating right, exercise, avoiding smoking and excess alcohol can impact healthy aging. It’s never too late to start making healthy choices.
MYTH 5: Intimacy and sex becomes obsolete in old age
Social stigma perpetuates the belief seniors are no longer interested in sex or intimacy. This can be an uncomfortable topic, but these are crucial parts of romantic relationships. Studies show there is a strong relationship between well-being, intimacy, and positive sexual activity.
MYTH 6: Depression and loneliness are normal in older adults
are not a normal part of older adult’s lives—fulfillment and avoiding isolation can happen via social activities, being an active member in the neighborhood or companionship from your senior's friends and family.
MYTH 7: The elderly can’t live independently
Aging may require additional support but care for seniors’ services help seniors maintain an independent and comfortable life.
Fear of aging is often misplaced and based on misconceptions. Beyond these, caring for seniors’ services can give older adults the help they need to live a rewarding life.
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