Old Age Is Not A Disease

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I am first to admit that my memory isn’t what it used to be.  Names of people, places, or things escape my short term memory more readily now-a-day.  I ended up resorting to writing information down to remind myself. 

Getting old is a fact of life. It happens to all of us, everyday. There is no shame in it, except if you are in America.  Because our society has a tendency to view old age as a disease or a problem that needs to be “fixed” or kept hidden.

The stigma has to do more with age-related diseases such as senile/ Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis, and the likes, rather than the old-age itself. Nevertheless, people don’t bother to distinguish the two and rather not deal with them.

But as the baby-boomers graying, plenty of them are living healthy sans age-related diseases. Equating old age to a disease exacerbates the stereotype and misleads the public.  For getting old is a natural process, it does not need a cure.

Do what others say or do make you feel old or don’t belong?

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