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Seniors: Myths of Growing Older

May 12th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Seniors are forgetful. Some are. Many adjust to aging and its implications quite well. Forgetfulness is a characteristic of some in aging. It does not have to be life threatening or something to fear. Adjusting to memory loss requires the sensitivity and support of others. This includes patience and careful tending of the relationship and not calling attention to being forgetful.

Seniors are, by nature, hard to get along with. Not so. They are subject, as are many of us, to depression, occasional anger, unpredicatable moods. Learning how to control those behaviors is a challenge to seniors, as well as anyone else. Behaviors of this kind are likely subject to a doctor’s visit to determine whether there are chemical imbalances or other physical/medical issues that need to be identified.