Karen Turner PHD | Senior Moments and How to Accept Them
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Senior Moments and How to Accept Them

Senior Moments and How to Accept Them

Social Interaction to Alleviate Elderly Problems of Senior Moments

Social Interaction to Alleviate Elderly Problems of Senior Moments

By Boomeryearbook.com

We have all experienced the humiliation of walking into a room and standing bewildered, wondering what on earth we went in there for! Or opening the freezer and gazing stupidly into the void, thinking, “What the heck am I looking for?” These are lost seconds in time; that annoying space between comprehension and coma; the forerunners to more serious elderly problems, affectionately and sometimes patronizingly known as ‘senior moments’.

There are grades of senior moments, just as there are grades of sanity and insanity. A split second flash of memory loss hardly qualifies as an elderly problem. However, opening a can of beans and pouring them all over the cat might constitute a more serious lapse in comprehension.

Inching toward old age is certainly preferable to taking fences at a gallop and hurtling toward full blown senility. Senior moments are part of the journey of the mature mind into limited functionality: eventual shut down might only come with death and until then we are stuck with the elderly problems that increase as the years wear on.

Not wishing to depress anyone, it is rare for brain function to be recovered to any degree for those experiencing elderly problems of a serious nature. However, having occasional senior moments is generally acknowledged to be a less serious condition than that associated with other, more complicated elderly problems and certainly easier to cope with if a degree of amusement is allowed at your expense.

Senior moments are part of life’s rich tapestry. They need not make anyone miserable or be difficult to accept. Everyone becomes old enough to experience absent mindedness and forgetfulness. Interestingly, in cases where grandparents spend a considerable amount of time with younger members of the family, senior moments and even the more serious elderly problems associated with senility or dementia seem to be held at bay for longer; probably due to the amount of stimulation on hand to keep old age from baying at the door.

Senior moments are just that: senior spaces in time filled with nothing, while the brain struggles to remember what the heck you were supposed to be doing before the senior moment arrived to spoil it! Take it in your stride and always remember that everyone gets elderly problems and senior moments sometimes: it would be less normal not to have them.

Seniors who spend a great deal of their day interacting with friends and family are less likely to be bothered by either senior moments or elderly problems to any serious degree until extreme old age. So if you want to get the best out of your years; spend them sociably and avoid all the elderly problems associated with isolation and solitude.

The Psychological Article on Senior Moments and How to Accept Them is part of Boomer Yearbook’s continuing series of suggestions on coaching and how to alleviate elderly problems. We believe knowledge is power. We’d love to hear what you think.

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