Posts Tagged ‘ memory problems ’

Seniors: When Memory Fails, Allow Time to Recover

Apr 21st, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The other day I told you that I had somehow misplaced a favorite timepiece during our recent relocation from Arizona to Texas. As it happens, the item never left our home. It was, all the time, right where I had put it. I had searched for it in so many nooks and nonsense locations that I had lost all hope. I was sure that through some chicanery it had been lifted, maybe even by a visitor from another planet.

However, through it all, my dear spouse insisted I keep my anxiety at a low level, allow time and the synergy of good feelings help me be guided in the search and discovery of that sentimental object.

Some have accused me of having too strong a connection to things, collected items from over the years. That is simply not



Dealing with the Effects of Dementia on Decision-Making

May 30th, 2010 | By Jeannine Becker | Category: For Senior Women

One of the difficult pieces of dad’s dementia has been listening to his ‘onceinawhile’ verbal attacks.  They haven’t been frequent, nor have they been  vicious, both of which my hospice sister says could change.  One day, recently,  I went with my father to the gas station to fill his car.  He willingly and almost automatically [...]



FOR SENIORS: TEN SIGNS OF ALZHEIMER’S

May 18th, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Senior citizens everywhere search for the latest research, information and advice about the dreaded disease, Alzheimer’s.  It is fatal, eventually, and so far there is no cure.  It sometimes hits as early as the 50s; that kind is known as ‘Early Onset Alzheimer’s’.  For most who succumb to the illness, onset occurs in the 70s. [...]



For Senior Women: Talking About Death

May 2nd, 2010 | By Jeannine Becker | Category: For Senior Women

Dad wants to return to his roots to die.  He’s very adamant about it and extremely clear.  He wants to return to the state in which he was born and spent the first 50 years of his life.  The fact that he can even verbalize this feeling amazes me.  But I can attribute it to [...]



Caregiving for Elderly Parents with Humor and Cornish Game Hen

Apr 24th, 2010 | By Jeannine Becker | Category: For Senior Women

As Dad’s memory has gone, his sense of humor has grown.  What a surprisingly wonderful blessing this has been for our family.  And it is as though he is completely with it when he comes up with his funnies…actually, I do believe he is completely with it at that moment…he knows exactly what he is [...]