Living in the (Senior) Moment
November 28, 2012
Enjoy the moment. Stop and smell the roses. Live like you were dying-- mountain climb, sky-dive, ride the mechanical bull, and enjoy the fall foliage! Okay, so one of these things is not like the others. But we’ve had such a fantastic autumn; I put it on the list.
In October, I made it a priority to take my Mom on a drive to see the spectacular colors. We didn’t go very far, and we took our time—just around the Longview Lake area as far as Highway 150 and back to I-470 and South Kansas City. It was important to me because my mother has Alzheimer’s. My siblings and I want her to enjoy all that she can, even though she won’t remember the experiences for long.
You hear expressions like, "Live in the moment," even, "Every day I’m above ground is a good day." Those words are so true! I think, though, that for people suffering from memory loss, for whatever reason, it’s important to make sure that the days and moments are rich with experiences, even if they won’t be remembered for long or savored in the future.
Didn’t we have a gorgeous Fall 2012?
Blue Ridge Branch