I have recently retired after a 40-year career in healthcare as a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and more recently as a nurse educator. So if you are good with numbers, you will see why I’m very interested in ageing! I am a Queen’s Nurse and have a Masters degree in Healthcare Practice.
As a nurse, I had the privilege of working with people across the entire lifespan and attending to the inevitability of ageing (and death), particularly because health issues are more common as people age. Even so, that didn’t often make me think about how I might age, although I was very clear about how the ways I did not want to age.
But it’s staring me in the face now.