Ageing for Beginners is a series of podcasts aimed at navigating all the research and advice to find the best ways to age successfully.
Dr Doug Wilson is an octogenarian author, medical researcher and avid reader of the latest medical research. He knows a thing or two about ageing. He’s 82 and in his prime!
David King is a 40-something with Alzheimers Disease in the family and a pre-disposition to worrying about the future.
Follow Dave and Doug as they delve into the many hot topics, advice and questions that spring to mind as we age.
Together they plan to find the answers.
Episode 11 Doug’s Top Worries
Dr Doug and Dave share a list of the most commonly held worries of Dr Doug’s generation across New Zealand. Interestingly, when cross-checked against the UK and US, they discover that these concerns are largely the same worldwide.
Listen as the two discuss popular concerns like loneliness and isolation, relevance to both family and society, lacking a sense of purpose, and the loss of independence. Dr Doug has some helpful suggestions for people wanting to avoid these challenges. Namely, taking up hobbies and interests to provide yourself with a sense of purpose and something to focus on each day. Getting up in the morning tends to be an easier and more positive experience for people who have something to accomplish each day.