A 40-year-old member asked:
just curious, but what makes it difficult for the elderly to change their health behavior?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Shabbir Hossain answered
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Behavior change : Behavior change is one of the hardest things in medicine. Many reasons. Patients sometimes have fixed beliefs that are difficult to change. People get used to doing things a certain way. Change is just plain scary to some people. There's a reason why people say "you can't teach an old dog new tricks." but we certainly like to keep trying :-).
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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