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August 19, 2007 at 2:59 AM #66740
A mid-50s baby boomer writes: “I don’t want to be remembered as a grumpy old geezer, a self-centered old coot, or a chronic old whiner and complainer.”
By Hap LeCrone
Dear Dr. LeCrone: As a mid-50s baby boomer, I’m trying to prepare for a healthy older adulthood that will benefit not only me but also my spouse, children, grandchildren and friends.
I think I have a pretty good handle on the physical part of this equation but need help with the mental component. I don’t want to be remembered as a grumpy old geezer, a self-centered old coot, or a chronic old whiner and complainer. How can I develop the healthy outlook and attitude of someone who is fun to be around instead of a drag on everyone?
— A reader in Florida
Dear reader: One of the biggest assets for successful aging is the ability to deal with change. If you live long enough, you are going to outlive friends and family, maybe even your spouse. The older adult’s ability to view death as a part of life can be of great assistance in dealing with these changes.
Loss of independence and autonomy because of changes in physical functioning are also often big challenges to the aging adult. Examples of these changes are vision, hearing, physical strength and memory.
Resilient older adults anticipate possible changes and view these changes and losses as part of the process of living to be older. At the same time, they are open to assistance from technology, health-care professionals, family and friends in dealing with these changes. Exercise, a healthy diet, hearing aids and low-vision technologies are but a few things that can help the older adult compensate for changes caused by age.
These same successful seniors have a relatively low need for control and tend to “go with the flow” while often possessing a healthy sense of humor. Holding on to rigid images of what life was like in one’s past and believing that these things should never change is a recipe for unhappiness.
Mentally fit older adults use their wit and wisdom to help them avoid feeling overwhelmed, helpless, hopeless and out of control when changes and losses do occur. Being able to realistically relabel the outcome of events in later life in terms of success and failure is a strong characteristic of resilient older adults.
To be happy and successful later in a person’s life does not require the same physical capabilities, stamina and memory as when he or she is younger.
I applaud your current efforts to plan for the future. (NYT)
August 13, 2007 at 9:52 PM #65939
Pigdiit-diitan nang magralapiga ako kauulok kasu hapon… eh mas makaulok pa palan ining istorya ni Agot……
Salamat sa mga postings ni leslie…
August 13, 2007 at 9:32 PM #65937
I am not forgetful
Three ladies were discussing the travails of getting older. One said, “Sometimes I catch myself with a jar of mayonnaise in my hand, while standing in front of the refrigerator, and I can’t remember whether I need to put it away, or start making a sandwich.”
The second lady chimed in with, “Yes, sometimes I find myself on the landing of the stairs and can’t remember whether I was on my way up or on my way down.”
The third one responded, ” Well, ladies, I’m glad I don’t have that problem. Knock on wood,” as she rapped her knuckles on the table, and then said, “That must be the door, I’ll get it!”
August 13, 2007 at 3:51 PM #65883
OK ining thread mo MAnay Rose…
August 13, 2007 at 7:51 AM #65823
Noy-Agot:) gari man sana iyan so nasa luwas ka mainiton tapos naka-sunglass ka, then nag laog ka saharong mo, tapos nag-tukaw ka sa sala, bigla ka nag-suriyaw: Lin___ti___!!!! dai na naman na kuryente madiklumon!!!!! maka-O___g na ALECO ini!!!!! sabi kan aki mo papa may kuryente baga tabi !! naka-sunglass ka pa pano!!!!!:))
August 13, 2007 at 4:30 AM #65805
Igwa palan kaini digdi…
Kan Sabado hali ako sa barkada kong Bikolano man… binisita ko ta birthday nya…
Pag uli ko mauran-uran digdi…
Marhayta dati akong boy scout… may dara ako payong!
Kya OK lang naglakaw ako nka-payong.
Naglaog ako sa sarong Mall ta may bakalon ako bago dumiretso sa pig-estaran ko…
Namalisyahan ko pigpaparahiriling ako kan mga tawo sa laog kan MAll…
Syempre ngalas ako ta bako pa man ako artista pero pighihiriling na ninda ako.
E2 palannapansin ko… nka-PAYONG pa palan ako sa laog kan mall. bwa…HA…HA…ha… Makasupogon c Manoy Agot!!!
Ano po an apod duman… SYMPTOM of OLD AGE na???
August 13, 2007 at 12:08 AM #65765
hahahahaaaaaaaaa i like this one Leslie! I borrowed it and sent it to a “not so young friend”!!!:))
August 12, 2007 at 3:53 PM #65682
Subject: The Old Lady (This is a true account recorded in the Police Log of Sarasota, Florida.)
An elderly Florida lady did her shopping and, upon returning to her car, found four males in the act of leaving with her vehicle. She dropped her shopping bags and drew her handgun, proceeding to scream at the top of her lungs, “I have a gun, and I know how to use it! Get out of the car!The four men didn’t wait for a second threat. They got out and ran like mad.
The lady, somewhat shaken, then proceeded to load her shopping bags into the back of the car and got into the driver’s seat. She was so shaken that she could not get her key into the ignition. She tried and tried, and then she realized why. It was for the same reason she had wondered why there was a football, a Frisbee and two 12-packs of beer in the front seat. A few minutes later, she found her own car parked four or five spaces farther down. She loaded her bags into the car and drove to the police station to report her mistake.
The sergeant to whom she told the story couldn’t stop laughing. He pointed to the other end of the counter, where four pale men were reporting a car-jacking by a mad, elderly woman described as white, less than five-feet tall, glasses, curly white hair, and carrying a large handgun. No charges were filed.The moral of the story is: If you’re going to have a Senior Moment, make it memorable.
July 23, 2007 at 10:58 PM #62865
Here’s more funny stuff:
GAMES FOR WHEN WE ARE OLDER 1. Sag, you’re It. 2. Hide and go pee. 3. 20 questions shouted into your good ear. 4. Kick the bucket 5. Red Rover, Red Rover, the nurse says Bend Over. 6. Musical recliners. 7. Simon says something incoherent. 8. Pin the Toupee on the bald guy
SIGNS OF MENOPAUSE: 1. You sell your home heating system at a yard sale. 2. You have to write post-it notes with your kids’ names on them. 3. You change your underwear after a sneeze. Old is when — <SP
July 23, 2007 at 8:28 AM #62757
hahahaha, aw ano man an si Doday, pig pa bara-ba pati su mga tiklad. hahahahahaha, yaon man sana palan sa kili-kili, ikim ikim nya. bae sana daw, ta sabi marso 22, madarahan ki step-in ta pag kun ikim-ikim nya an, matutusok siya kan tacon, maromdoman niya kun haen.
July 23, 2007 at 5:33 AM #62741
LOL 🙂 Lola Felice!!!! reminiscence of my mama’s story, of being “malingawon”:) I will never forget her story about THE TSINELAS, in her frequent trips to Tiwi, Albay long time back, igwa siya ki sarong istorya na maski paulit-ulit i-istorya sako, I still have a good laugh! Kaidto, uso pa ang Alatco [bus na ang salog kahoy], paghale sa Tiwi, pano-pano ki kargang mga Tiklad, kahoy buda iba pang epektos na paninda sa centro kan Tabaco, in one of these buses, naglunad si mama, so pag-abot sa Tabaco, nag-baba siya, and then she noticed na saibong na sana so sulot niyang tsinelas, so she made a big fuss about it duman sa conductor buda so driver, sabi niya, ibaba nindo nguna iyan na karga nindo ta yaon diyan so kabwang kaining tsinelas ko! so the conductor and driver obliged, herak ki Diyos dai man nakua so tsinelas ni mama!!:), so daing naginibo si mama, kung bako maglakaw na saro lang sulot na tsinelas!, nakahiling siya ki padyak, inapod niya tulos, sabi niya Noy hatudan daw ako sa harong ta masupog maglakaw na saro lang ang tsinelas, so nagdulok man so marhay na para-padyak, tapos sinabihan si mama: SI TIYA MAN HUYAN BAGA TABISA “KILI-KILI” MO SO SARO MONG TSINELAS, NAII-KIM MO!:
July 23, 2007 at 5:15 AM #62739
thanks. i need this, lolz!!!!!!!!
July 23, 2007 at 3:50 AM #62730
Hehehehe. natural na baga an mga mental lapses lalo na sa mga old(er) and wise.hehehehe.Ako ngani na medyo bako pa man kagurangnan pirming may mga siring kaining nangyayari.Su medyas,kabang su kolor,t-shrt na baliktad,office attire (suit and trouser) with..hehehe tsinelas,car key na naiwan sa ignition..etc etc…Ang mga arog kaini normal pa man.
Pero kung an pagiging malilipngun o makakalimutin ay chronic na o kaya panay panay na,and worsening , malamang iyo na ini ang ina apod na Dementia (brain disorder that seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities.)Sa Pilipinas,ini ang saro na helang na pirming na mi mis diagnose or worse,undiagnosed.Saro sa pinaka common type ng Dementia ay ang Alzhimer’s disease.Ang igwang Alzhiemers nag kaka igwa nin slow and progressive cognitive deterioration,character change,loss of short and long term memory,and inability to attend/perform activities of daily living(ADLs).Usually an Alzhiemers mina poun sa 60yrs and above ,kaya dae kita mag hadit ta medyo bako pa(man gayud) ang kadaklan digdi sa GB nasa harani na sa edad na ini.hehehehe. For more infos about Dementia and Alzhiemer’s disease,pls continue reading…
There are many things the medical community understands about Alzheimer’s disease and many things it doesn’t yet know. For example, it’s not clear why some people with Alzheimer’s disease experience faster decline than others. Early Alzheimer’s diagnosis and treatment may help to slow progression of Alzheimer’s symptoms.
Using the Functional Assessment Staging (FAST) scale developed by Dr. Barry Reisberg, director of the New York University School of Medicine’s Silberstein Aging and Dementia Research Center, doctors are able to make a determination about which stage of the disease a person is suffering from, based on the Alzheimer’s symptoms being experienced. The FAST scale divides the progression of Alzheimer’s disease into areas of functional loss, such as degrees of forgetfulness, agitation and behavior and deficits in intellect and reasoning, as well as the ability to perform daily activities. By understanding the various areas, Alzheimer’s caregivers can better meet the needs of the person suffering from Alzheimer’s.19
Alzheimer’s Disease: Progressing through Three Stages In people with Alzheimer’s disease, changes in the brain may begin 10 to 20 years before any visible signs or symptoms appear. Some regions of the brain may begin to shrink, resulting in memory loss, the first visible sign of Alzheimer’s disease.
Over time, Alzheimer’s disease progresses through three main stages: mild, moderate, and severe. Because it is not easy to look inside a living brain to see the damage Alzheimer’s disease causes, these stages are characterized by a collection of signs and symptoms and behaviors the people with Alzheimer’s disease experience.
Mild Alzheimer’s Disease People with mild symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease often seem healthy, but they are actually having trouble making sense of the world around them. It often takes time for an observer to realize that something is wrong because the initial symptoms are often confused with changes that take place in normal aging. Symptoms and early signs of Alzheimer’s disease may include:
Difficulty learning and remembering new informationDifficulty managing finances, planning meals, taking medication on scheduleDepression symptoms (sadness, decreased interest in usual activities, loss of energy)Still able to do most activities such as driving a carGets lost going to familiar places
Moderate Alzheimer’s Disease In moderate Alzheimer’s disease, the damaging processes occurring in the brain worsen and spread to other areas that control language, reasoning, sensory processing, and thought. In this stage, symptoms and signs of Alzheimer’s disease become more pronounced and behavioral problems may become more obvious. Signs and symptoms of moderate Alzheimer’s disease may include:
Forgetting old facts Continually repeats stories and/or asks the same questions over and over Makes up stories to fill gaps Difficulty performing tasks Following written notes Using the shower and toilet Agitation, behavioral symptoms common Restlessness, repetitive movements Wandering Paranoia, delusions, hallucinations Deficits in intellect and reasoning Lack of concern for appearance, hygiene, and sleep become more noticeable.
In the advanced stage of Alzheimer’s disease, damage to the brain’s nerve cells is widespread. At this point, full–time care is typically required. For friends, family, and Alzheimer’s caregivers, this can be the most difficult stage. People with severe Alzheimer’s disease may have difficulty walking, and they often suffer complications from other illnesses, such as pneumonia. Signs of severe Alzheimer’s disease may include:
May groan, scream, mumble, or speak gibberish Behavioral symptoms common Refuses to eat Inappropriately cries out Failure to recognize family or faces Difficulty with all essential activities of daily living
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July 23, 2007 at 1:03 AM #62711
Iyo na baga ini an realidad na dai pwedeng nigaran, hahaha…
I remember one time, nabubua na akong hanap ko haen na si antipara ko. Nalakop ko na gabos na gilid-gilid. Hinanap ko sa laog kan mga drawers, kun saen saen pa.
Aram nindo kun saen ko nahiling?
Kan bigla akong napaatubang sa salming, yaon palan sa nakataas sa angog ko….
Kun sa expression mi sa Daraga……. yugon-yugon ka baga san!
July 22, 2007 at 4:02 AM #62594
hahahaha, dae ko ini nahiling…. nyan, signos na kan ka gurang-an.
Noy Rod/Manay Rose – iyo baga, ricoradana sana baga……kun ano an poponan na guibohon, tapos, nom, nag tukaw na sana logod, hangang nangi turog!!!!!!!!!!
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