Archive for May 2009

Check on Your Vocabulary Habits

May 15th, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

How many words have you removed from your vocabulary in the past four decades? How many insulting, racist, bigoted, ignorant, inappropriate words have you chosen to delete from your conversation, thought, and interaction with others? How many words can you consciously bring forward right now that you would be ashamed to use in the presence [...]



Looking for Guest Columnists

May 14th, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Looking for a topic is sometimes like trying to find a quote in just one of the several hundred books in my library. It takes more than sudden inspiration. An idea doesn’t automatically materialize into a well conceived series of intelligible and coherent sentences. It would be nice if it worked that way. For some, [...]



Alzheimer’s Documentary

May 13th, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

HBO is showing a public service documentary dealing with the intricacies and dynamics of Alzheimer’s. Like most information, it is both enlightening and encouraging to find out more about this scary disease. Along with Cancer, Alzheimer’s is at the top of the list of most feared diseases. This documentary does much to quell the fear [...]



What Gift Do You Bring?

May 12th, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Of the several million now who have been overcome by the amazing talent of Susan Boyle, I find myself wondering, with daily frequency, what gifts are out there yet to be uncovered? This column gave advice sometime ago about all the treasures and unknown valuables that are hiding in our attics and garages and basements [...]



Wherever You Are, Good Health is Available

May 11th, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The column dealing with “New York,Therapy for Seniors” was exceptionally well received. New York is a favorite key word and therapy is something most of search for a great deal of the time. Ironically, where you are good health, whether mental or physical, is available. Two weeks prior to New York, we were in San [...]



Keeping Young After 70

May 8th, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Sometimes, because of circumstances beyond our control, it is difficult to maintain the stamina to keep and feel young at and beyond 70. Some, whose personal disciplines have been positive, usually keep the frame in shape, the appearance relatively attractive, the heart pumping nicely and the trips to a physician few. Those are the ones [...]



Change Works, Even at 70

May 7th, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The other day this column began a series on changing. In just four days results are becoming obvious. In four days, some bad habits have been surrendered. In four days, some good habits have been adopted. In four days, my body, mind, and attitude are experiencing a huge difference. How many days to go? A [...]



Reshaping Self Image at 70

May 6th, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

How aging slips up on you and surprises you with its illusions and tricks and blind curves. When did you get the idea that you had reached your level of comfortable maturity? Was it in your 30′s, or 40′s or 60′s or not yet? The question might be better asked: “when did you reach your [...]



What Changes Would You Make?

May 5th, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Over the years, as opportunity has permitted, a compelling question has generated some very probing insights into the character and persona of a number of older acquaintances, not to mention myself. The question is: “if you had your life to live over, what changes would you make?” Replies range from “my life has been complete, [...]



New York is Therapy for Seniors

May 4th, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Well, it was a hurry up, crowd all you can into a little moe than 60 hours weekend. New York is like that. Excepting Sunday morning, its pace, at least in Manhattan, is a race to the finish. Like the Kentucky Derby, it surprises you who makes it around the track. Despite Sunday morning detours, [...]