Older people 'more worried about health than ever'

Posted on 03 June 2011

Older people are worrying about their health more than ever before, research has indicated, with those paying for care surely no different.

Research conducted by Omega 3 fish oil supplement Efalex Active 50+, nearly three quarters of over 50s have admitted to regular short term memory problems.

Over a quarter of respondents admitted to forgetting where they had parked their car, while avoiding addressing friends and family by name as they had forgotten it and walking into rooms and forgetting why also came high on the list.

In addition, more than half of the seniors surveyed revealed that their general health is their number one anxiety - ranking higher than financial matters and the welfare of their families.

Nancy Morse, senior scientific officer at Efamol, said: "To help maintain mental health as you get older, it is important to make sure you set a mental challenge every day - whether that's a good crossword, a quiz game with your family, a Sudoku on your commute or even just taking half an hour out of each day to read an interesting book."

Posted by Nigel Murphy

 

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