According to the Russians, the occurrence of serious health problems marks the boundary of old age.
About it writes “the Russian newspaper” with reference to the study of the all-Russia centre of studying of public opinion (VTSIOM) and the international company Bayer.
“62 per cent of pensioners are concerned about their health, but 40 per cent intend to maintain and support, not using health services”, — commented the results of the survey associate Professor, Department of management and business technologies of the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics Inga Koryagina.
She also added that almost one in five Russians, after retirement, starts to daily exercise.
Two times less than of the disease, the survey respondents indicate signs of old age, the inability to provide for themselves the most (27 per cent) and termination of active employment (26 percent).
Every fifth Respondent associates the onset of old age with retirement.
The vast majority of survey participants believe that a person can continue to lead an active life after 60 years (78 percent), however, need to exert more effort (85 percent).
At the same time to maintain the rhythm of life, according to 76 percent of respondents, an elderly person hard.
Respondents aged 60 years and older say they want to learn new things (74%), but serious training and retraining of most of them is difficult (60%).
Slightly less than half of people of retirement age consider it important to continue the professional activity (46 percent).
“Overcoming the negative perception of old-age, older, as “waste materials”, should be a priority of society, including the demographic policy of the state”, — told the publication Director of the Department of research VTSIOM Stepan Lvov.
Also, earlier, American scientists from northwestern University have discovered why centenarians do not lose their cognitive abilities, even in deep old age.
Examining the brain of a group of centenarians, they found in him a surprisingly high number of spindle-shaped neutrons. This is a relatively rare type of large neurons, is activated in the cerebral cortex. Their inclusion provides a direct and quick communication between far lying parts of the brain.