Aging Gracefully

02/14/2011 @ 4:26 PM | Health with 2 Comments | Print This Post

Is there such a thing? With all of the medical advances in the past centuries one would think this is possible but alas it is not so. I don’t know about you but for me personally I’ve gained weight as I’ve aged which I go to the gym to keep down now and watch what I eat. Then there are those dark circles under the eyes and age lines on my face. Not sure those can be fixed without plastic surgery which I refuse to have done. Then I have bulging disks in my lower back as well as arthritis in the same place which doesn’t help the situation. I can almost see myself when I’m old and decrepit with the onset of Alzheimer’s falling somewhere with my poor back and no one to help me. Sometimes it is a fact of life when you are bound and determined to be independent.

I could see myself like this woman with the walker and a bull horn on the walker to get the people to move out of my way. I’d be bent over because of my back and eventually probably fall somewhere either at home or out. What to do then? Well hopefully I’m not lazy and obtain a . I can’t see the animals calling 911 to help me and I actually know/known other people who have this system or have had as they have passed away and it really is a comfort to know that someone will come to help if something happens when no one is around. It is a comfort to the elderly person and for the family who cares for them. Don’t be afraid to ask for something like this in your home.


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    Small Town Mommy
    Twitter: SmallTownMommy
    // February 15th, 2011 at 8:19 AM

    I am actually a big fan of that type of thing. A few years ago, my aunt fell down the stair and broke her hip. They didn’t find her until the next day because she lived alone (fortunately, her daughter lived near by which is why she was found so quickly). Since she wouldn’t get a medical alert, they had phones installed all over the place.

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    Rebecca
    Twitter: RebeMecomber
    // February 15th, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    I hope when I am old, my kids take me in. I’m working on my good manners in preparation….