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What is your main health concern as you get older?

As we get older, it is only natural to start worrying about our health and many of us have a range of health concerns and issues that cross our minds.

Research indicates that staying physically active can help prevent or delay certain diseases, including some cancers, heart disease and diabetes, and also relieve depression and improve mood, and the good news is that we can expect to live longer than ever before.

Below is a list of the top ten health concerns for older people … which concerns you the most?  If there is something else which isn’t on our list, please feel free to comment below …

What is your main health concern as you get older?

Aching joints/arthritis
0%
Dementia/losing brain capcity
0%
Poorer vision/eyes
0%
Unhealthy heart
0%
Reduced hearing
0%
Emerging cancers
0%
Weaker bones
0%
Rising cholesterol
0%
Developing diabetes
0%
Lower energy levels
0%
Based on 2317 public votes.

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Bellaann6650
12th May 2019
0
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My main worry about getting older is definitely arthritis - I have already got it in my hands, wrists, left knee and right hip and it is painful and I am only 54!! I dread to think what I will be like in 10 years time. I work in a GP surgery and a hospital where I come across many elderly patients and I do worry about dementia but not for me but for my family as I know how hard this awful disease is on the families and whilst it is not nice on the person with dementia most are oblivious to what is going on and it is their loved ones who are really doing the suffering. Dying is another thing that bothers me - again not for me but for the people left behind.
MrsH.
11th May 2019
2
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I think my main concern is Death, when I least expect it, and haven't organised it.
RetiredJohnB
10th May 2019
0
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My main worry is that at some stage the treatment I currently receive, free, from the wonderful NHS will not be available or will be too costly.
CarolH13
6th May 2019
1
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I tripped over in january this year and I broke my wrist. Up to this point I have been quite fit, I am in my seventies and my wrist has taken a long time to heal so I have had another xray to find out why. Consequently I have discovered I have thinning bones which I was unaware of.
AvrilK
6th May 2019
1
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I already have joint problems with RA. I've adapted.
I'm not afraid of death but I am terrified of having a stroke and/or dementia..
StephenA3
6th May 2019
3
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Well let’s face it, something is going to get us in the end! All those people who eat sensibly, exercise regularly and follow all the healthy lifestyle advice still end up just as dead as everyone else. All you can do is delay the inevitable !!
Bozzieboots
10th May 2019
0
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2lakeside
6th May 2019
0
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The biggest worry about getting older is not been listened to at the doctors and fobbed off with ineffectual medicine. As I get older they don't seem to want to find out what really is going on.
Kes
4th May 2019
1
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All the things listed are a real concern. We are becoming more aware and educated about all these life threatening, debilitating and life changes conditions, so it’s natural that they are all a worry. There is a greater awareness about Dementia and all its forms now, as it seems to affects more and more people. I’m wondering that it’s related to the ageing population.
I try to live for today, and not to worry about the future, but it’s not easy.
ArthurB4
2nd May 2019
0
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With My Dad who passed away with Dementia in 2017 and my mother in a care home with Alzheimer's. I seem to have Odds on in getting the Awful disease.
I am 62 now and with memory problems allegedly caused by stress/Anxiety/depression.
I hope i am aware that I have it so that I will have a choice/decision that I could make of the outcome....
MrsH.
11th May 2019
2
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If you are seriously worried about this, you can arrange to have Power of Attorney prior to you having reason to need someone for this. All of your own personal wishes can be arranged including DNR if wanted. In the same way, as pre-arranging a funeral, the Power of Attorney must carry out your wishes, not their own. This can be a person you trust, and it can be anyone who you wish to become that Legal Representative in the event of you being incapacitated. I hope this will help you and put your mind at ease about some aspects of your future care. It won't improve your chances of becoming ill but might go some way towards reducing the stress involved

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