THE FULL LIFE INSTITUTE
WHERE THE OLDER INDIVIDUAL DISCOVERS THE INTRICICIES OF THEIR MEDICAL CARE
Aging is difficult to understand until it crept up on you and you were there right dab in the middle of it. What Woody Allen said about death could just as well apply to dying, “I am not afraid of death. I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” When a person enters their senior years, they begin to understand that aging is a major pain; literally and figuratively. The question arises “Is this my new life? The answer can be “No”. The suffering of old age is not inevitable. We can influence the effects of aging and maintain our current lifestyle.
As I face the challenges of my 80’s and experience the many vicissitudes of what has been called, the second middle age, I learned I have to be very proactive about making lifestyle choices that would affect my health and this especially applies to medical choices, which are all Preventions of future disease, and more important than acute care.
Dr. Peter Magaro