There are countries where the elderly are revered and respected. And then there are others... those for whom, when you are no longer productive, you’re officially worthless. I may be a little abrupt in my judgment, but it is an impression that was reported to me by an almost 80 year old woman: my mother.
Compared to other women her age she is a young girl: she does not take any medication and has managed to keep her dancing body, despite a little arthritis.
Everything seems to be going better with her compared to most of the same age... And most importantly, she does not consult regular doctors.
On the other hand, she recently suffered a whiplash accident which damaged her cervical spine. Since then, she has been forced to go to the hospital to do scans, and that's when she discovers how seniors are treated. I do not dare to dwell here on what comes to mind, but one thing is certain: they are not treated adults.
On the other hand, what amuses me a bit is that radiology technicians and other specialists are not going to have an easy time with her.
This little story made me want to talk to you, whether you're already a senior or future senior, because, lest I remind you that we can reasonably admit that we will all be seniors, one day.
And the way we'll all age will really depend on what we think we deserve: to die healthy or sick.