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Why should I ask for help if I want to maintain my independence as I age?

Although it seems counterintuitive, getting help when you need it can help you maintain your independence as you age. Frequently, maintaining one’s independence means accepting some help, whether it’s hiring a driver or a full-time caregiver. Life changes may require difficult adjustments, but it’s important to recognize that they are designed to keep you functioning as independently, yet safely, as possible.

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