When an elder is without offspring and they have tons of family photos, what should they do (in a pre-planning way) with the photos? Any ideas?
The important loss of mental agility can also give us valuable new abilities, if we know where to look for them.
Old people regularly lament our short-term memory lapses and we often do it with rueful jokes as if we are whistling past the graveyard of brain cells.
People of all ages are familiar with the experience of knowing a name, having that name right on the tip of the tongue, and— not being able to produce the name.
What are old people for? That is something I’ve thought hard about most of my life and yes, even wrote an entire book on the subject. Today I found a video clip that captures one particular thing old people are for so succinctly, I can summarize it in a Twitter-length answer — old people are living bridges to history.
The Atlantic Monthly blog shared a YouTube video that seems to breath life into something that all of us consider distant history well outside of living memory. An eye-witness to Abraham Lincoln’s assassination appeared on a TV gameshow in 1956 and that video is now on YouTube.
Memory is a fascinating topic, certainly to seniors – like me — who sometimes wonder what our minds are doing or going.. I love to read, do internet research, play bridge… and I like to think that these activities are somehow warding off dementia….
Take a few minutes to read, Device Tracks Seniors Prone to Wandering, about tracking devices that use GPS sensors to keep track of people who wander and may get lost. This type of device will be useful for families worried about a loved on with memory …
Just about everyone — aging parents and adult children — worry about memory loss, though many of us turn our angst into jokes about senior moments. This book looks interesting. While I don’t always learn cutting edge new information b…