A few years ago, the Queensland University of Technology asked the same thing in a survey. Five percent thought they'd be bored. A third thought that they would just spend their extra years in poor health, and a sixth thought they wouldn't be able to afford it. Twelve percent were afraid to outlive their family and friends.
|Hope is much more preferable to irrational fear.|
Because of improved living standards, healthier lifestyles and more knowledge of holistic prevention, incidence of cancer and dementia may be starting to fall. Statistics from the USA, covering the years 1998-2006, show that cancer incidence fell by an average of 1.3% per year for men (2000-6), and 0.5% per year for women (1998-2006). Another study from the USA found that the risk of dementia among over-65s dropped by almost a quarter, from 11.6% to 8.8%, between 2000 and 2012. Much of this is thought to be caused by improved education. Overall, you don't have to worry about poor health and quality of life,