After living in the same old house in North Andover with fifty years of great memories, my wife and I decided it was time to move on to a modern Town House condo in Bradford, with the latest conveniences deemed necessary in todays new age.
Its good so far, but with Murphys Law swirling about we picked the worst week of the decade to move. The end of January saw three feet of snow fall in the area plus days of below freezing temperatures!
I will not bore you with the stress of that weeks moving, but one thing I learned as a Senior Citizen keep track of the essentials in your life your medicines, bank books, health and credit cards and especially your keys!
With chaotic activities surrounding us, items of importance disappear right under your nose.
People tend to
joke about Senior Moments, but often the
humor masks an underlying fear of Alzheimers
Talk to almost anyone over 50 and you hear the same stories about memory glitches time consuming searches for misplaced glasses and keys, difficulty recalling names only minutes after an introduction and perhaps most frustrating of all, coming up empty when a familiar word is on the tip of the tongue. These are called brain busters. Its possible to fight brain busters, scientists believe, by taking control of your life and reducing stress. What works is a strategy to improve overall health and to stimulate the brain with exercise. The next big fitness movement is the brain fitness movement or aerobics for the mind.
regularly - activities like walking, dancing and biking.
Jim Cassidy is former Commander of the American Legion POST 219, and prior member of the Council on Aging in North Andover. You can send your comments to Jim Cassidy at ValleyPatriot@aol.com
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