How do the elderly actively face the red sunset?
Many people’s fear of aging and increasing age are increasing day by day, which is even more evident in Chinese people.
Fear of old age is not a simple mental state, but also a major factor that affects the life of the elderly.
Recently, a study published by Yale University in the United States showed that those who do not worry about their aging rank, and those who are afraid of aging are made up for themselves and are more likely to suffer from diseases such as dementia.
”The traditional oriental culture represented by China often deliberately chooses what people should do when they are old, and what they should not do. This is the biggest mistake, and it is also a kind of self-discipline.
“Ping Yang, secretary-general of the Gerontology Professional Committee of the Chinese Society of Gerontology, told the Life Times reporter that the elderly are” afraid of the age “not only because of fear, but also as objective reasons.
Afraid of getting sick.
A 2011 survey by China’s Aging Research Center showed that two-thirds of China’s elderly over 60 years of age lived with illness.
The morbidity and mortality of major diseases have increased year by year. What is not matched is that the Chinese “before getting rich” and “being rich before getting sick”. The heavy burden of disease makes the middle and old people dare not grow old and dare not get sick.
Afraid of loneliness.
The “China Family Development Report (2015)” report shows that currently, empty-nest elderly account for half of the total number of elderly people, and elderly people who live alone account for nearly 10% of the elderly. Most elderly people can only live with their spouse or live alone in their later years.
Loneliness has become the norm for the elderly.
Afraid to be useless.
Yang Ping said that “the old is useless” is the general mentality of the elderly in China, especially after retirement, not working or studying, soon surrounded the “uselessness”, lacking a sense of identity and value.
Many middle-aged and young people also think that the elderly lack the ability to learn, lack awareness and interest in the new population, and have a stubborn but impersonal attitude.
Afraid of not only hurting the body, Peng Dantao, professor of neurology at the China-Japan Hospital, said that psychological factors are one of the internal causes of disease. Negative personality, thinking, and emotions will become risk factors for disease.
Always “fear of old age”, will definitely increase the sense of worry, interfere with the brain and nerves, and affect overall health.
Increased risk for idiots.
At the Yale University School of Public Health, a 28-year follow-up survey of 74 men and women found that although the brain’s “memory center” hippocampus shrinks with age, people who have a weak and old mood before the test have atrophyThe degree is three times faster than that of people who do not have this emotion, and the elderly increase the risk of developing dementia.
decrease in immunity.
“Fear of oldness” is one of the root causes of aging.
Laura, UK Alzheimer’s Research Centre?
Dr. Phipps said: “People’s negative stereotypes about age can lead to changes in stress levels and affect brain health.
Peng Dantao explained that when brain nerves receive external information, they will form neural circuits in the brain, which will generate memories.
If the recipient is in a state of worry or depression, it can interfere with brain memory, cause memory loss, and affect and interfere with other body circulations in the elderly, resulting in decreased immunity.
Prone to depression.
Peng Dantao said that one of the strange things about Chinese elderly people is that they are “afraid of and old-fashioned.”
Psychologically care about “aging”, and actively move closer to the elderly in action.
For example, some elderly people are still in good health, but they think that it is time to “bless them”.
So basic life, food, clothing, transportation, finance and other trivial matters are too lazy to take care of, do not use their brains, do not like going out, do not like work, long-term dependence on caregivers.
In the long run, the body’s function declines, the lack of new things stimulates, it is easy to suffer from cognitive impairment, depression, irritability, and impatient.
”In the face of illness, old people who are afraid of old people will go to two extremes: make a big deal and give up treatment.
“Peng Dantao added that people who are afraid of old people will sometimes be very” dead “and overly concerned about their health. They always suspect that they have the disease and the disease. Once they cannot sleep well for several days in a row, they will be worried;”Afraid of old” mentality will make them take a negative attitude towards treatment and relax their leisure life.
Facing the red sunset, people always try their best to resist aging, but experts pointed out that there is fear, it is better to feel that “old” does not mean “useless”, not to mention social burdens.
Yang Ping said that the elderly is a library and age is a valuable asset.
The knowledge and experience of the elderly play a vital role in the inheritance of family culture and can give young people more guidance.
After entering old age, people become more and more emotionally stable, more content, and more calm and tolerant about things, rather than getting older and more tangled.
The study found that cognitive ability is at 40?
At the peak of age 68, during this period, the brain is best to use, the ability to solve problems is the strongest, and the speed of reaction.
In the face of aging, Yang Ping believes that reorganization, we recognize that we are old, and do not place excessive demands on ourselves; reorganization, we should not serve the mentality of the old, to make our hearts younger.
Experts suggest that maintaining a positive attitude requires focusing on three areas: First, live to be old and learn to be old.
Psychology advocates a “life-long view of learning”, that is, no matter how old you are, you should continue to learn, accept new things to stimulate, and let yourself not be eliminated conceptually.
Studies have shown that positive thinking and thinking can increase by an average of 7.
5 years life.
Second, face up to the pain and treat it actively.
Accepting negative things is especially important.
In the face of the medical examination report, the elderly must have a correct attitude and prove the diagnosis of the disease. They must have a “strategic understanding and a contempt of the mentality” of the disease.
Third, people are old-fashioned and live a wonderful life.
Don’t sigh too much, learn to love the wrinkles of your whole body, love your youth, go to outdoor activities, participate in group activities, engage in rich social activities, exercise more, and prevent aging.