Our minds enable us to think, process information, and do all the activities we enjoy. Sure, we might overthink or get ourselves into trouble obsessing over something we shouldn’t, but in general, our minds are incredibly important to our wellbeing.
That’s why getting older can be scary, especially when it comes with a decrease in mental clarity and sharpness of thought. No one wants to lose their mental sharpness. If you know someone who developed Alzheimer’s or dementia and have seen the devastating effects of those diseases, it’s easy to understand that fear.