READERS DISCUSS: what they fear most about ageing
AGEING can be scary. Some lose their hair. Some lose their teeth. There are the wrinkles. The grey hairs.
And then there are the unfortunate who lose so much mobility, they can no longer live at home. Or those that get Alzheimer's or dementia.
The Bulletin asked readers what they feared most about getting old. Here are some responses:
Keith Kelley - "You just don't let that rocking chair take over. You get up and go, even if you don't want to."
Constance Reeves, 102 yo Cowgirl
Roshni Lal - Nursing home
Jackie Juds - Being more alone than I am now.
Kate Stephenson - The possibility of being afflicted with dementia and Alzheimer's; both in my family. Heartbreaking stuff.
Darlene Bowen - Looking old
Karma Campbell's - Have no fear
Maree Evans - Losing my independence.
Lyn Portch - Dying before I can enjoy retirement
Julie Treacy - Having to go into aged care. Leaving family behind.
Kerry Barr - Mobility
Peter Oram - Running out of Money caused by the LNP governments in State and Federal
Daniel Miller - Dieing