Mental Fitness in Older Life

Author: Marliese | Subject: Older People

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Article excerpt: The age of 60 for many people is often a significant milestone in their lives for all the wrong reasons, most of which are related to fear of the future and the impact that it will have upon their health and their ability to continue with a worthwhile and normal life.  One of the major fears that tend to affect people at this point in their life is the erosion of their mental faculties. With all the media attention being given to ailments such as Alzheimer's and dementia and the fact that many elderly will, at some stage, need to be put into a home because they are mentally unable to cope for themselves, it is no wonder that people in their 60's become fearful of the deterioration of their mental abilities