We lose the color in our hair and the tone of our skin. We worry about baldness, hearing loss, and expensive dental care.
Most of all we worry about suffering and loneliness. It's no wonder. The top four diseases for older people are Arthritis, Cancer, Heart Disease, and Dementia. It seems like younger people can beat back serious illness and recover quality of life. We older people are afraid we will die, sick and alone. Two of our writers, Ella Traver and The ElderThinker, have teamed up to investigate. Be sure to take a look at their outstanding reports.