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What about old age do middle aged people fear the most?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: Individual variation

Each person is different, but some themes recur. Many fear becoming ill or otherwise unable to take care of themselves; personal independence is a highly valued quality.
Some fear loss of physical attractiveness, strength, and desireablity. Even the beatles sang: "will you still need me, will you still feed me, when i'm 64?" people want to be loved and cared for, no matter what their age.

In brief: Individual variation

Each person is different, but some themes recur. Many fear becoming ill or otherwise unable to take care of themselves; personal independence is a highly valued quality.
Some fear loss of physical attractiveness, strength, and desireablity. Even the beatles sang: "will you still need me, will you still feed me, when i'm 64?" people want to be loved and cared for, no matter what their age.
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