Loss of independence in Old Age

Loss of independence in Old Age

“Growing old isn’t for sissies,” was a common phrase Papa said.  I’ve also heard this from others.

Growing into old age is never easy.

The common struggle I’ve seen is the loss of independence.

Giving up our independence is never easy. One example is losing driving privileges.
Giving up our independence is never easy. One example is losing driving privileges.

This means:

  • Giving up driving
  • Unable to live alone
  • Unable to handle finances
  • Often a change in living arrangements
  • Loss of cooking privileges
  • Loss of other privileges or interest

Five years ago, GG quit driving, but she still talks about how much she misses it.

We can’t understand until we are in their shoes.  However, I know even now how much I’d dislike having these restrictions placed on me.

How has your loved one dealt with the loss of independence?

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