Financial issues are often difficult to assess because parents rarely wish to discuss their finances and it may require some detective work. One clue: if there are stacks of unopened envelopes on the desk, especially ones marked overdue or that have red outlines, this might be a concern. Are the bills being paid? If available, glance through the checkbook. Always be aware that while it may be time for your aging parent or loved one to receive some type of help, they will probably be too embarrassed to ask for it. It's up to loving family or caregivers to begin to discuss and determine what those needs are.
Janet Dolores. Vlha, MD
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How can I tell if my aging parent is having money problems?
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How does having a positive attitude affect aging?
Michael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answeredA positive attitude really does make a difference in keeping yourself young. Correctly estimating the happiness or unhappiness that certain events cause, and being happy, interested, and satisfied with your life, no matter what your circumstances, can make your RealAge (physiologic age) six years younger.
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How can I lower my risk of developing a disease as I get older?
Diet and exercise! Eating a healthy diet, avoiding foods that are bad for you and maintaining your weight is helpful. In addition, daily exercise in known to improve your immune system and can help prevent catching disease. Stress reduction and good sleep habits are helpful as well.
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