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



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