Posts Tagged ‘ memory loss ’

I KNOW WHERE I PUT IT, BUT IT ISN’T THERE

Sep 13th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Yesterday in a busy day, somehow three items disappeared. I know where I put them , but they aren’t there. This is getting ridiculous. Is it flawed memory, ordinary forgetfulness, dementia, all of the above? It is happening too often, whatever it is.

The jacket, I wore to the restaurant, because the temperature is always too cold there. I placed it on the back of a chair upon returning. Later, it wasn’t there. Still haven’t found it. There has to be an explanation. I looked in all the usual suspicious places. Not there either.

The second item was a pen left on my desk yesterday. There yesterday, not there today. Oops, not



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.



Seniors: Tips to Improve Your Memory

Jul 25th, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

We all experience age-associated memory loss if we’re fortunate enough to live into our senior years.  However, researchers have identified a number of tips that can help us improve our memory as we age.  Johns Hopkins Health Alert reported the keys are to stay focused, active and alert.  The Health Alert tips follow:// Memory Tip [...]