If there is one thing that we all have in common it's that every day, we grow a little older. Not to sound gloomy, but the aging process is something that happens throughout our lifespans. When we are younger, aging is associated with growth, maturity, and learning new things. Just because we hit the age of 65 doesn't have to mean that all of that ends, in fact, most people over age 65 are healthy, happy and fully independent. So while those first strands of gray hair are a sign of the inevitable, and our bodies are changing, how do we know what can be considered normal aging, and what is not?
Normal aging can bring about the following changes:
We shouldn't think of again as a failure of our body- aging is a life-saving process! It is a process of our bodies adapting to prevent us from developing diseases and illnesses that could kills us. How soon you notice age-related changes in your skin, sensory perceptions, memory and strength will vary, however, if you notice changes in your loved one or yourself that seem outside the norm (or you're not certain if they are), consult with your physician to be safe!