April 28, 2011 - What scares us about aging? Surveys show it's not the stuff we joke about (baldness, cellulite, unhip musical tastes) but a fear we seldom mention: loss of independence.
Makes sense. It's merely embarrassing when Detrol ads start to seem compelling. Stronger emotions take over when we think about losing our ability to work, drive, manage our money or remain in our own home. That's why many older people -- even those we know well -- don't ask us for help when their physical or mental condition starts to decline.