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SENIORS: EXPECTING AND ACCEPTING CHANGE IN HEALTH

Dec 13th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Wise counsel for senior citizens is ‘the one thing predictable for the elderly is change’. As we age, some body parts wear out from use… like our joints. We sit around more and exercise less and our muscles get weaker. Following retirement, we adjust to living on a fixed income and the constraints that come with that. Change. Predictable change.

The body parts wearing out has its own set of peculiar ramifications. I was diagnosed with dry age-related macular degeneration this week. It’s an eye condition in which the macula inside the eye deteriorates and causes change (that word again!) in vision. Change that makes vision deteriorate slowly and over a period of years.

I’ve already had three corneal transplants from an inherited condition known as keratoconus. That eye condition results in the