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Develop habits for brain health, strong muscles, and anti-aging in daily life

Updated: Mar 7




Although "aging" is irreversible, "declining" is not necessarily so. We can slow down the pace of "decline" through good living habits such as diet, exercise, sleep, and learning new things. However, "aging" reminds us that life is finite and fragile. Living healthily is everyone's hope, so we should seize the moment and cherish each other.

 

Slow aging:

The so-called "slow aging" does not mean living longer or extending the old age period but rather prolonging a healthy middle age. The goal is to have as long a middle age as possible and as short an old age as possible, to enhance the quality of life in the last decade of life.


Dementia: Anxiety Stemming from Aging


As we age, we gradually realize our movements become less agile, our vision and hearing start to decline, fatigue becomes harder to recover from, and our metabolism slows down. There's an excessive loss of unnecessary energy that we can't replenish.

 

The lament over aging and the panic about the future trigger an unconscious dependency; we become reluctant to be active, respond negatively, and overly rely on family members, letting our personal abilities diminish. The pursuit of interests, curiosity, and cognition is no longer present, and the active development of our inner world and external relationships is put on hold. Our thoughts and memories start to drift away from a mindset enriched with significance, value, and responsibility, and a mild neglect of our living environment gradually turns into the root cause of dementia.

 

Friends and family often rationalize the individual's (pseudo) dementia symptoms based on age,

 

Eventually, time becomes the deciding factor in determining your dementia.

 

A proactive approach is needed to reverse this negative and irreversible pathological process:

 

1. Physical changes are indeed a natural part of aging, but the key is to recognize that dementia is not an inevitable result of aging. While certain bodily functions may decline with age, this does not necessarily lead to a loss of cognitive function or an excessive dependence on others.

 

2. Spreading fear and negative emotions about aging can lead to a self-fulfilling prophecy, causing individuals to withdraw and become passive. Although a lack of social engagement can impact cognitive function, it is not the sole cause of dementia.

 

3. Simplistically attributing cognitive decline to old age is not comprehensive; such a perspective overlooks the various potential causes of dementia.

 

4. Actively seeking a professional evaluation is crucial, as it helps to accurately understand an individual's condition and obtain appropriate support, rather than solely relying on age as a determining factor.

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