You know that your body gets frail as you age, and that your energy decreases the older you are, right? Wrong. These are aging myths, and there are a lot of them out there. For example, many people believe that the older you get, the more your health will naturally decline. Not true! Many people maintain healthy habits throughout adulthood, such as a healthy diet and regular exercise, and feel great in later age.
Another myth many people subscribe to is that the brain will deteriorate over time. False. While the brain does lose brain cells on a daily basis, it also produces new cells each day. The best way to maintain a healthy and active brain later in life is to learn something new, like a new language. For more facts behind some common aging myths, read “Aging Myths We Need to Stop Believing” from Next Avenue.
The truth about aging is that you’re only as old as you feel, and at Reliable Caregivers, we strive to provide clients with the care and services that provide the best quality of life. Contact our team in the San Francisco Bay area to learn more about how we can help you or your loved one.