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LOSING LOVED ONES AS MEMORY FADES

Nov 4th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

There is no “joy in Mudville,” as memory and brain activity begin to decline and fade. Aging and cognitive impairment is an experience, increasingly made real, prompted as more and more of us grow older, but our mind doesn’t keep up. Oh, were it so that deterioration of mind and body weren’t so often so dramatic and difficult. For some, who sustain their cognitive abilities, it isn’t. They are able to keep relating, remembering, interacting in healthy and rational ways. For others, there comes a void that removes the vitality and vigor making for a sadness and a deep chasm, difficult to bridge.

As time takes its toll, there are some hints at what can be attempted to keep the communication lines somewhat open. Above all, patience and kindness are among the two most necessary and persistent of behaviors to contribute to as much interrelationship as can be enjoyed and achieved.