Aging & Aging Parents

The aging process can be daunting whether it is you who is going through it or your loved ones. We at NewPath Therapy & Wellness can help you not only adjust to these changes but also thrive in them.

Aging & Aging Parents

The aging process can be daunting whether it is you who is going through it or your loved ones. We at NewPath Therapy & Wellness can help you not only adjust to these changes but also thrive through them.

Aging comes with stress.

Aging or seeing those around us age leads our thoughts to the struggles yet to come. Constant worries about illnesses such as dementia and Alzheimer’s can be so scary to think about or process.

Losing loved ones and energy, living on reduced income after retirement, and the loss of significance you’ve gained from family or work are all hard pills to swallow.

It is normal to see the things that we are losing, but a lot of the time we forget what we are receiving with age.

You can enjoy life.

With a little creativity, you can come to view the aging process with a sense of humor, enhanced self-awareness, and a deepened connection between yourself and your loved ones.

A red-haired young woman and her grandmother taking a selfie
A grandmother kissing her laughing granddaughter's forehead

Aging comes with stress.

Aging or seeing those around us age leads our thoughts to the struggles yet to come. Constant worries about illnesses such as dementia and Alzheimer’s can be so scary to think about or process.

Losing loved ones and energy, living on reduced income after retirement, and the loss of significance you’ve gained from family or work are all hard pills to swallow.

It is normal to see the things that we are losing, but a lot of the time we forget what we are receiving with age.

A Hispanic mother and adult daughter laughing on a park bench

You can enjoy life.

Aging can involve gaining wisdom, enjoying family without the burden of parenting, and enjoying the free time during retirement.

Reading, walking, and socializing are things that you can do to exercise your mind and body and maintain social connections. All these activities are beneficial to your mental health, which is still very important in the aging process.

Good mental health contributes significantly to an overall feeling of well-being.

With a little creativity, you can come to view the aging process with a sense of humor, enhanced self-awareness, and a deepened connection between yourself and your loved ones.

Aging can involve gaining wisdom, enjoying family without the burden of parenting, and enjoying the free time during retirement.

Reading, walking, and socializing are things that you can do to exercise your mind and body and maintain social connections. All these activities are beneficial to your mental health, which is still very important in the aging process.

Good mental health contributes significantly to an overall feeling of well-being.

Caring for aging parents and mental health

Just as aging can be stressful, caring for those who are aging can be stressful.

You may notice your loved one experiencing constant loss, such as their ability to drive or acuity in vision and hearing. They may be showing symptoms of dementia. When seeing these symptoms, it’s reasonable to be unsure of how to be available for elders in your life.

It isn’t easy aging or watching those you love age, but there is hope!

A grandfather holding his grandson on his lap

One day at a time.

Note to self: We are all aging at the same rate…one day at a time.

You will feel more confident and begin to age gracefully. Your new perspectives will help you to go through losses with greater ease and comfort.

Let’s work together to find a way to be creative and live in the moments as we witness the beauty of this stage of life.