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Just curious, but what makes it difficult for the elderly to change their health behavior?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine

In brief: 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 :-).

In brief: 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 :-).
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