When a loved one has a chronic illness, living independently can be a challenge.
“Most of the grumpy old men out there are grumpy young men who grew old,” Carstensen said. “Aging isn’t going to turn someone grumpy into someone who’s happy-go-lucky. But most people will gradually feel better as they grow older.”
The American Heart Association recently released a report about heart disease in America. The good news is that the death rate from cardiovascular disease has fallen 30% in the last decade, due to better treatment for heart attack, congestive heart failure and other heart disease.