Most people are afraid of aging because they are anxious about their health and losing their independence. It is natural to be concerned about your physical decline as you get older, as your declining health may prevent you from doing things you used to do with ease and enjoying life.
Besides, chronic illness might limit or cause independence loss in aging adults, which most people see as an upsetting experience.
In addition, cognitive decline is often associated with aging. Although dementia is not a normal part of aging, many seniors experience cognitive impairments. According to the WHO, around 55 million aging people worldwide have dementia.
Aging adults can also experience depression, personality changes, mood swings, aggression, and other mental health concerns. Also, many older adults deal with emotional problems like grief and feelings of loneliness and isolation.