Preventing Senior Moments
How to Stay Alert into Your 90s and Beyond
Offers practical and achievable prevention strategies for senior moments.
Some senior moments are what they seem—brain glitches no more concerning than realizing the problem arose because of something easily fixable such as wearing hearing aids. But others are the result of complex information processing errors. Unfortunately, until Preventing Senior Moments, no book or article offered research-based strategies for preventing senior moments that range from forgetting appointments to becoming disorientated.
People tormented with an ailment—physical or emotional—do not want general suggestions for alleviating it. They seek something that describes the problem in detail, determines its seriousness, and offers advice that is specific, relevant, immediate, and long-lasting. Preventing Senior Moments offers all four. Using real life, relatable stories, Stan Goldberg reveals the processes behind senior moments, how to recognize the signs, and strategies for preventing them.
Hi, I’m Stan Goldberg.
I am a person living with cancer, Professor Emeritus who for more than 25 years taught, provided therapy, researched, and published in the areas of learning problems, communication disorders, loss, change and end-of-life issues. For eight years I was a bedside hospice volunteer and currently counsel caregivers.
“Even if we stubbornly refuse to allow death to influence our lives, our lives will definitely influence our death. Stan Goldberg, author of “Lessons for the Living: Stories of Forgiveness, Gratitude, and Courage at the End of Life,” writes that “the ideas and emotions people carry with them through life often determine the quality of their death.” In other words a “good death” is more likely if you have had a good life. “I’ve come to believe the baggage I’ll tote with me to my death will determine its quality,” he writes. “I’ve learned the importance of doing simple things—telling my family and friends I love them; expressing gratitude for even the smallest kindnesses shown to me; being accepting of the unskillful words and actions of others; and asking for forgiveness when I screw up.”
Arianna Huffington. Thrive (p. 209).
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