There is always an apprehension, anxiety and fear associated with aging. The mere thought of depending on someone for daily routine jobs makes aging a difficult process. With age body undergoes lot of physical and mental degenerative changes.
Various body tissues grow till the age of 20 after which growth stops and the body metabolism is stable till the age of 60. Due to various metabolic and hormonal changes with age, risk of various chronic diseases increase.
Also there is a decline in brain function leading to various mental disorders. These changes can not be stopped but can be managed with conscious efforts to improve the quality of life of an elderly person.
With proper well balanced nutritious diet, lifestyle changes and adequate physical and mental exercises, age related changes can be delayed and physical well-being and mental balance can be achieved.