Many factors may play into the reason women tend to live longer than men, including physical danger or hazards in the workplaces, methods of handling stress, and the fact that women are more likely than men to schedule regular health checkups.
When polled, both men and women said that women are considered to be “old” at a lower age than men. Overall, women tend to be more concerned about how their appearance will change with age. Men report concerns about losing physical strength, independence and purpose in life as they age.
If you have questions about aging or symptoms of advancing age, talk to your health care provider.
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Live Well. Men vs. Women as We Age. Web October 1, 2015.
Alzheimer’s Association. Alzheimer’s News 3/19/2014. Web. October 1, 2015.
A Place For Mom Senior Living Blog. 8 Facts About Men and Aging. Jeff Anderson. Web. October 1, 2015.
Reviewed October 2, 2015
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith