Archive for March 2009

Just Forget It!

Mar 31st, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

So you have misplaced your nail trimmer. Just forget it! Some things are just not worth the time, fret or energy to try to find. Now, if you have lost your wallet or car keys or eye glasses or cell phone, these come under the head of a different horse. Separating the sufficiently important from [...]



Accommodating Pain

Mar 30th, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

One of the givens of aging, one of the profit sources many pharmacy companies pursue, one of the huge OTC products in any pharmacy or grocery store is the presence of pain and sundry medications to address it. Today’s market is filled with options. Some promise amazing results. There are so many potions, pills, ointments, [...]



When You Have Something You Need to Say

Mar 27th, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Interpersonal relationships often create the need for straight from the heart, eye to eye conversations. Often, without even knowing why, these conversations rise to the surface. Perhaps it is intuition, a look, a misplaced word, a series of frosty encounters, being ignored that presses the need to look for and find ways for conciliation. Assuming [...]



Gadgets and Their Advantages for Seniors

Mar 26th, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Just a few years back, a friend, who was past 100 years old, decided she needed to learn to use the computer. She undertook the project and before she died had conquered it sufficiently to find it helpful and practical in its usefulness. Getting older does not deter the possibility for continued learning. Sloth, giving [...]



Retirement: The Time to Have Fun!

Mar 26th, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Retirement opens doors for Baby Boomers, and Seniors more advanced in years, that were kept closed during the working years.  Many of us simply didn’t have time for fun.  Or we thought we didn’t have time.  Or perhaps, we just didn’t make time.  Whatever the scenario, when faced with replacing a 40 hour work week [...]



Looking at the World Through Prescription Lenses

Mar 25th, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Frequent visits to the optometrist or ophthalmologist reveal the need for corrective lenses. I have been going for so many years and have had to have so many corrections, it has become somewhat routine and predictable. No visit, in these years, has occurred without some tweaking of the lens to provide sharper vision. My case is [...]



Retirement is a Revolving Door

Mar 24th, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Retirement is a revolving door. No sooner does one have “everything in place,” than something comes along to interrupt the flow. Frankly that isn’t new nor surprising. That is a definition of life. Expecting total tranquility, hoping to avoid crises and change, harboring illusions about the golden years leaves one ill equipped to be ready [...]



What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do

Mar 23rd, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Begin with making a list. Make a long list. That will take considerable thought and time. Once completed, review the list, determine a priority ranking; eliminate the ones that hold little to no interest. Keep refining the list or not. If not, then begin to assign time lines for the items you will undertake. Now [...]



Adjusting to the Loss of a Spouse

Mar 20th, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Among the most difficult of experiences for anyone, particularly senior citizens, is dealing with the death of a spouse. Relationships created by longevity, mellowed by love, deepened by experience, affirmed through familiarity are virtually irreplaceable. Of course we all know of persons who in their second marriage or so are blissfully happy. Such experiences are [...]



Effective Strategies for Dealing With Prostate Cancer

Mar 19th, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The fraternity of men who have or will have prostate cancer can be encouraged to know that there are options available for dealing with it. Early detection is extremely important to treatment and cure. There is no substitute for getting your PSA checked annually, or more often if you are at risk. Once diagnosed, wise [...]