Aging Signs To Watch For #2

#2:  Pay attention to how your parents are walking. Are they having difficulty getting around? Are they reluctant or unable to walk normal distances (out to the mailbox, down stairs, to the garage or car)? Is knee or hip arthritis making it difficult to get around the house (in and out of a bathtub)? Would either parent benefit from a cane or walker?

Age related changes may cause muscle weakness and joint problems making it difficult to move around as well. If your parents are unsteady on their feet, they may be at risk of falling…a major cause of disability among older adults.  Be on the look-out for mobility issues.

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