Posts Tagged ‘ problems of aging ’

AGING: FLOATING ON CALM SEAS

Aug 5th, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Making choices has consequences. Every choice we make may lead to an outcome unpredictable and undesirable, or outcomes may be very positive. At the time we make a choice, we aren’t always aware of how dramatic the results may be. If life is seen as a boat floating on calm seas, that is the most desirable of situations, particularly as we age.

Therapists, counselors, physicians, and pastors will all tell you that keeping your ship trim and floating on calm seas offers opportunity to be mentally fit, physically strong, happily serene.

When a ship is out of trim, it is likely to be unprepared for a voyage. Keeping in mind that any journey



AGING: WHEN LIFE LOSES ITS LUSTRE

Mar 9th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Having gone through several of the stages of aging, there is one that brings about the most difficulty and the least satisfaction. When life loses its lustre, as a senior, the real challenges begin. Boredom, physical impairments, loss of interest in interactive involvements, limiting behaviors, e.g. mobility, eyesight, tracking conversations, and so on make for limited activity for seniors.

This phase is a challenge both to the aging person and those who continue to try to find ways to inject meaning into living. When you hear, in the voice of the aging person, a lack of enthusiasm, a declining interest in carrying on a conversation, an inability to have much to offer in a conversation, it becomes increasingly difficult to stimulate an active day to day routine.

Care facilities attempt to offer ways and means for residents to be involved. However lacking in imagination these may be, they are an