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Ageing anxiety: 5 signs to know


Published on Jan 27, 2024 06:00 AM IST

  • From thoughts of being dependent on others to changing physical appearance, here are a few signs of ageing anxiety.

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Published on Jan 27, 2024 06:00 AM IST

Thoughts of growing old can be scary. While we cannot stop time, often we worry about growing old and ageing. “Ageing anxiety is a concern for many, characterised by the fear of the inevitable physical, mental, and social changes that accompany aging. This anxiety isn’t confined to a specific age group; it can surface at any point in life, often triggered by milestones like birthdays or the start of a new year,” wrote Therapist Carolyn Rubenstein.(Unsplash)

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Ageing anxiety often makes us feel the fear of losing mobility and strength and worrying about our physical health. (Unsplash)
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Published on Jan 27, 2024 06:00 AM IST

Ageing anxiety often makes us feel the fear of losing mobility and strength and worrying about our physical health. (Unsplash)

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The thought of not accomplishing all the goals we had and the shifting roles in every sphere of our lives can be scary. (Unsplash)
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The thought of not accomplishing all the goals we had and the shifting roles in every sphere of our lives can be scary. (Unsplash)

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Changes in physical appearances and making peace with the way our body is changing can be a preoccupying thought. (Unsplash)
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Changes in physical appearances and making peace with the way our body is changing can be a preoccupying thought. (Unsplash)

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Regrets about not doing more or less of things that we needed to get done can cloud our thoughts. (Unsplash)
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Regrets about not doing more or less of things that we needed to get done can cloud our thoughts. (Unsplash)

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Losing social connections, being dependent on others and the inability to manage everything independently – these thoughts can make us feel sad.(Unsplash)
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Losing social connections, being dependent on others and the inability to manage everything independently – these thoughts can make us feel sad.(Unsplash)



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