Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Difficult Discussion Strategies--2 (using memory loss as an example)

Ninety-two-year-old Edie, an actual person in my unpublished book advised, “Don’t dramatize small failures,” after explaining:  “People have weaknesses, but they also have strengths so don’t zero in on the weakness—like forgetfulness—it’s only one piece.  When it happens in younger people, they say they’re only ‘senior moments.’  They don’t make a big deal about it."

A senior moment?  A potential time bomb?  Initially we may wonder how to distinguish between the two? Then we wonder how to bring up the subject.

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