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Nostalgia’s Best Gift for Seniors

Jul 27th, 2010 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Some warn against getting too absorbed in nostalgia. Maybe so. Maybe not. Nostalgia is one of those potential traps that can lead you through doors from which exit may be difficult. But it is also one of those places where you can go to find harmony, the harmony that comes with well remembered moments of a life past, of idyllic days, of special moments, of pleasant and peaceful tranquility. It can bring up places and events, good times and rewarding thoughts that help to reinforce how good life was at a given time.

Among my collections are toys from my childhood. They prompt, with glorious recall, those times when playing in the dirt, I was the happiest human being alive. If I play in the dirt today, it is to plant or transplant. Then, it was to plant, memories of my young life, imaginary episodes that helped create the person I would become, the joy of being alone and completely content. Nostalgia is not a bad thing. Though those of us who are advancing in age are met with the increasing prospect of dementia, one of the ways we find of keeping our