For seniors, stress has the potential to be especially overwhelming. This type of tension in older adults has unique contributing factors, such as the loss of a spouse, friend or pet. Mood swings due to stress may be present causing increased irritability and general sadness.
As we age, coping with stress isn’t as easy anymore. We tend to have less resilience to stress, and older adults often find that stress effects them differently now. What’s different about coping with stress when we’re older? Our cells are aging. Heart fitness and lung capacity decline, especially if you’re sedentary which keeps us from adequately accommodating the body’s natural stress response. If you have a chronic condition, which is already a burden on the body, it’s even harder to bounce back physically from the toll the stress response takes.
Normally when we’re stressed, our brains get flooded with stress hormones, the midbrain takes over, and the front of the brain—which controls concentration, attention and decision-making—works less well. Stress hormones in the brain can also contribute to short-term memory problems or age-related memory loss.
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