Ageing well: A positive mindset helps ensure quality of life in one's later years

Growing older need not spell doom and gloom; a positive mindset helps ensure quality of life in one's later years

As Singapore continues to age, it is essential to adopt a positive attitude towards ageing. Stereotypical views of older adults as being out of touch, weak, incompetent, pitiful and so on, need to go.
As Singapore continues to age, it is essential to adopt a positive attitude towards ageing. Stereotypical views of older adults as being out of touch, weak, incompetent, pitiful and so on, need to go.ST FILE PHOTO

Normal ageing brings physical changes in us, but these biological changes do not need to spell doom and gloom.

Everyone will grow older and it is one's positive mindset that will ensure quality of life as one ages. Research has shown that negative attitudes to ageing affect physical and cognitive health in our later years.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 09, 2018, with the headline 'Ageing well'. Subscribe