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How To Deal With Stress And Aging

Posted by Deb Spinelli on 11/5/2015
Regardless of your age, stress can have a huge impact on both your health and your overall quality of life. However, depression and anxiety can be especially dangerous for older individuals. According to the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, depression and anxiety can lead to physical decline in seniors. Older adults may experience stress related to financial issues and health matters.

Sure, financial woes and health concerns can affect people at any age. However, for the elderly, who are generally retired, money worries can be especially pronounced. And the increasing health issues that accompany aging can be an added source or stress in the elderly. However, by learning to cope with the inevitable changes in health, ability, and even financial standing that accompany aging.

There are many ways to cope with stress and continue to enjoy a high quality of life, regardless of age. A person's outlook can have a tremendous effect on outcome. Try to look at day-to-day stressors, and even potentially frightening health issues, in a more positive light, rather than anticipating the worst or dwelling on the negative. When you adopt a positive outlook, you arm yourself with added strength, courage, and humor. Speaking of humor, try not to lose yours. Laughter leads to joy, and joy is something that everyone deserves, regardless of age.

Many people find increased solace in spirituality as they age. Perhaps an increasingly spiritual outlook is the result of the inevitable wisdom that accompanies aging. Regardless of the reason, however, studies have shown that individuals who regularly attend religious services are happier than their counterparts who do not. If organized religion just isn't your thing, there are plenty of other ways to embrace your spirituality. Taking a peaceful stroll through a natural setting, enjoying your favorite music, visiting an art museum, or reading your best-loved poet are all great ways to get in touch with your spiritual side.

Of course, there are also plenty of practical matters to consider as you age. Age-related ailments like incontinence, arthritis, and diabetes are all too common. However, all of these conditions can be controlled with the right treatment and products. The Medical Maven has everything you will need to deal with any aging-related health matters.

Posted in: Elderly Care