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It's Taken Years to Get This Old: A Lighthearted Look at the Senior Moments

Updated on March 7, 2017

Its taken years to get to get this old

Senior Moments

You don't really notice that you are getting older, time just slips by one day at a time, then one day you wakeup and realize that you can't stop the clock, so you might as well except it and laugh your way through those senior moments.

This book is a lighthearted look at the Senior Moments, which is a good laugh, especially with your life which has taken you years to get there, hopefully you will take it in your stride and except it, as I have heard of quite young adults having these forgetful moments, so you haven't got it on your own, it's a matter of learning to live with it.

One in particular that I can relate to "lost ad found", how many times have you put something away so it won't get lost and then you can't find it because you can't remember were you put it, sometimes this thing has been lost for many years before I have come across it and wonder how it got there, that is a senior moment, but it's not a disaster.

The author Karen O'Connor is a writing consultant and award-winning author of 75 books.

Her book "Getting Old Ain't for Wimps" has sold more than 245,000 copies, it takes a look at perils of growing older and those senior moments are one of them.

What is a Senior Moment?

It is an explanation to explain an error in memory, it's not a memory problem, that is a condition like Alzheimer's and Dementia which isn't normal, they need medical help, but an "Error in Memory" is common among older people, it is just that you need more time to think to retrieve information (like peoples names is a bad one for me), maybe it's because you have more information in the brain than the younger age group, and it takes longer to sort it out, so saying it's a senior moment it just a way of excusing a lapse in memory.

Just laugh it off, if it happens to you, as laughter is contagious, and the person you have just had the memory lapse will laugh with you, because there is nothing wrong it's just an error that even the young can have, if they replying to a question with a quick answer, or even annoyed about being asked something they don't want to answer and sometimes it makes them become confused and cannot think, which is a "junior moment". Ha-Ha. See we all have them.

Funny Senior Moments

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Please share with us if you have had a Senior Moment.

Have you had a brief moment when you have become confused and don't remember what you did.

Remember this is not a disease it happens to most people sometime in their life.

© 2014 Elsie Hagley

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      Elsie Hagley 2 years ago from New Zealand

      aesta1: I'm a great believer in laughter, it is good for your health and it can get you over a bad hurdle like a senior moments which anyone can have not necessary the elderly.

      Thank for stopping-by and commenting always like seeing your smiling face.

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      Mary Norton 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Elsie, you are right. Laugh it off. Nothing like a good sense of humour to make us go through our senior years.

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      Dhookraj Singh 3 years ago

      Old age! Yes it comes to everyone.I'm there.

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      Elsie Hagley 3 years ago from New Zealand

      @shellys-space: Love it, don't we all have them at some time during our lifetime, but those golden years seem to be the worst. We can all have a great laugh when we do remember them, and that's better for our health than any drugs.

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      Elsie Hagley 3 years ago from New Zealand

      @RinchenChodron: Hi thanks for commenting, I wonder how they got there? Love what you said hope nothing was ruined being in the fridge unnecessarily. Not that there's much these days that gets damaged by chilling it.

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      Shelly Sellers 3 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      This funny senior book looks like a great birthday present for my MIL! She can always use a joke book about her "senior" moments!

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      Donna Cook 3 years ago

      Terrific review! I'm having a senior moment trying to remember a senior moment!

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      RinchenChodron 3 years ago

      I have found things in the fridge that don't belong there!

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      Elsie Hagley 3 years ago from New Zealand

      @Colin323: Thanks Colin for commenting. You made me smile I don't think you have it on your own, it just takes some longer to admit that they have senior moments. The main thing laugh and be happy.

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      Colin323 3 years ago

      I occasionally (no, pretty often) go upstairs to get something, then wonder what it was I was looking for!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I have had a couple senior moments already! looks like a great book!

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      Elsie Hagley 3 years ago from New Zealand

      @fullofshoes: Nice to see you and thanks for those touching words. Let's all enjoy the days we have and make a perfect time for the younger generation to remember us as a happy, always laughing healthy person. Cheers!

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      fullofshoes 3 years ago

      I've had a senior moment or two. In fact, I'm having them more often these days and they give us reason to laugh at ourselves. I just might have to buy one of these books :) Loved this lens and I love your attitude; you're a fabulous example of not to grow old as we age.

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      Never heard of these books. I'm sure we'll all be able to relate to them in some way. Congratulations on making the front page.

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      Elsie Hagley 3 years ago from New Zealand

      @blestman lm: That is very true, main thing is to be healthy, happy and keep laughing.

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      Elsie Hagley 3 years ago from New Zealand

      @GrammieOlivia: Ha Ha, you made me laugh, poor you, it must be quiet a hassle, but it's hard to believe that you are that bad ,as I read your lens and they are very good. Keep smiling you will win through.

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      GrammieOlivia 3 years ago

      The last video is too funny!

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      blestman lm 3 years ago

      the nice thing about growing old is that you don't have to take yourself so serious. Thanks for developing a great lens!

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      GrammieOlivia 3 years ago

      I have senior moments from the moment I get out of bed in the morning till I get back in again at night. There isn't a day that goes by without a few "moments!"

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      Elsie Hagley 3 years ago from New Zealand

      @Mommie-Moola: Thanks for visiting and commenting. Yes I think it would be a nice gift, you could for sure have a good laugh about some of the senior moments people have.

      Hope you are having a great day, keep smiling.

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      Mommie-Moola 3 years ago

      Sounds like a fun gift idea for a few people I know

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      Elsie Hagley 3 years ago from New Zealand

      @TerriCarr: Lovely, glad you enjoyed the videos. Having these moments all your life, you made me smile when I read that, you look pretty good to me. Thanks for the comment.

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      Elsie Hagley 3 years ago from New Zealand

      @esmonaco: Oh that's for sure is a senior moment, glad you remembered to leave a comment. Love seeing your smiling face.

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      Elsie Hagley 3 years ago from New Zealand

      @LiteraryMind: Thanks for stopping-by. You put a smile on my face, I bet you can, they are very interesting reading, but lets face it, we all have those moments, most times they are funny but there are times when it is a serious, the main thing is to laugh no matter what, it helps when you feel you could set down and have a cry, feeling so silly.

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      TerriCarr 3 years ago

      Thanks for a good chuckle. I have been having senior moments all my life :-) The videos above were a real hoot!

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 3 years ago from Lakewood New York

      Ive gone down the basement steps and by the time I got to the bottom I said to myself what did I come down here for!! Thanks for the great review, I'll have to check it out if I remember!!!

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      Ellen Gregory 3 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      I can think of a lot of people to gift this too -- and all the other titles as well.

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      Elsie Hagley 3 years ago from New Zealand

      @Nightcat: Love that and yes it does happen to me also, but most times before I leave the room I remember what I went there for. Thanks for the nice comment I appreciate it very much.

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      Elsie Hagley 3 years ago from New Zealand

      @Merrci: Yes it is, I thought it was about time that I showed that aging doesn't need to be all bad. There are some very funny "senior moments" in our maturing years, we can look back and have a good laugh.

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      Nightcat 3 years ago

      I already have senior moments. Nothing like walking into a room and forgetting why you did, lol! Great to see you have such a healthy, positive attitude. Congrats on front page honors!

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Looks like a very fun book! We could use some of that. Great review.

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